Cowhand Heck Benham rides the range in the high desert of the Southwest. Ruth Reynolds moves in wealthy New York circles. She comes west during the Great Depression; chance throws them together, and they fall in love. But she's a married lady, and he's an honorable man.
"Ruth. You don't deserve Heck!"
When deputy sheriff turned private investigator Spider Latham is sent to help the Red Pueblo Museum, he doesn't suspect it'll cause a rift between his wife, Laurie, and himself.
Bridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist with a painful secret, comes to Utah's brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection. She finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lost boy, a drug cartel, and possibly murder. What will she do when the only way to save the boy is to give up the man she loves?