In the copper hills of Jerome, Arizona, one man's death could be his fortune. Tony and Price Shadowbrook are set to spend another summer researching and writing about a unique Western vacation spot. This time, they've picked the intriquing copper-mining town of Jerome. Once again, the "local color" turns an ominous shade when Tony spots a strange traveler who carries his own tombstone in the back of his truck. The stoneis engraved with the quickly approching date of his death.