A passionate environmentalist, Corey Benbow was heading home after an angry encounter with her wealthy in-laws when her car went over a bluff into Sitka Bay. The Benbows were about to double-cross an environmental group and sell heir valuable property to a resort developer.
Bookstore owner and private investigator Coran Flagg is certain that Corey's death was no accident . But his only hope of proving it is a thirty-six year old diary that has vanishted-possibly into the Pacific ocean, but more likely into the hands of someone connected with the pending multimillion dollar land sale. Chipping away at the
stone walll of Benbow family solidarity, Conan finally arrives at the ugly truth of Corey's death . But only by a bold sleight of hand can he render justice in a haunting family affair of land grabbing, greed, and violence