Brother and sister team Max and Robin Kane are hired by an old high school friend to look into the mysterious death of his brother in a Wyoming mining incident. Max must first break the barrier of small-town law enforcement and the powerful mining company to discover the truth. When Max invariably rubs folks the wrong way, he must not only search for a killer, but also keep himself alive.
The old west comes to life again in a battle over rights of the individual and those of powerful forces determined to profit from the land. What seems at first to be a simple case, quickly turns into a complex conundrum of good versus evil, digging up old wounds and shaking the conscience of the locals.
Set in the Powder River Valley in the shadows of the Bighorn Mountain Range, this poignant mystery brings back memories of the western range wars of the old Wyoming territory.