In this third Keenan Fitzpatrick Mystery, Fitz is called in to investigate a double homicide in the sleepy outback of Nevada. The county commission has illegally suspended the duly-elected sheriff and installed a young deputy with no tangible investigative experience. When Fitz gets to this former stagecoach stop by the old Pony Express, he immediately clashes with the locals. Soon, Fitz is butting heads with the federal government and established families that want this case to just go away. The major employer in town, a huge mining interest, is right in the middle of his investigation. Then the bodies start to pile up, and Fitz knows he's in for more than he initially thought. The complexity of the case will test his law enforcement skills, and could just get him killed.