Gillian Bradford’s work as an archeologist was disrupted by grief after the death of her young husband and loss of her parents in a cave in. After an extended period of mourning, she’s pulled herself together enough to continue her parents’ research in Native American tribal history and origins. She’s carefully reviewed their journals, and in possession of a family treasure – an ancient bit of woven cloth containing mysterious hieroglyphics. She moves from Phoenix to Santa Fe to meet with a childhood friend, Simon Barrones, a Native American, geologist, and respected expert on Amerindian history. If anyone can help Gillian find the Anasazi origins she is looking for, it’s Simon, providing they can outwit the danger that seems to be following them.