When an unknown assailant murders the owner of a plush Santa Fe gallery specializing in Native American artifacts, no one mourns his death.
Police and FBI agents, however, suspect the man of dealing in stolen items, most recently a group of carved sticks revered by the Hopi Indians.
The thief now in possession of these "deities" scrambles to unload them, but his buyer is playing games. A blind sculptor, his half-Hopi girlfriend, and an elegant gallery employee remain alert for clues.
Restless, intriguing action plays itself out against a timeless, provocative landscape.