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.
Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son Matt is angry. Some unknown person is bent on destroying the museum financially and is about to succeed. Things turn violent. It ends with someone's skull bashed in with an Anasazi ax, and everyone has a motive for the murder.
Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum before the Taylors lose it all? And, in the process, can he save his own marriage?