Dealers in illicit artifacts, murderous pothunters, an amorous homicide detective, an enigmatic shaman, and two irregular aides-de-camp conspire to thwart the larcenous efforts of a young widow from California to recover her husband's body and get rich in the process.
Vicki never dreamed that she would turn to a life of crime. Neither did she dream that she would be running through the jungles of southern Mexico dodging a disparate group who variously want to rob her, kill her, and arrest her. She is, however, a resourceful and determined woman who weaves a web of lies and red herrings from Mexico's southern border to its northern one. Along the way, a new man slips into her life. Can she trust him? Can he trust her?