Lt. Mark Thorner is fed up with being the New York Police Department's resident expert on occult and supernatural occurrences within the city. He decides he needs a vacation, and heads west, to Cairnsford, Colorado, to spend some with an old friend.
When he arrives, however, he finds his friend gone, called away for an important assignment. Even as he wonders how he will keep himself busy, opportunity literally comes knocking at his door, in the form of statuesque redhead. She desperately needs his help to protect her from a possessive and abusive gangster boyfriend, and he obliges.
It's something to do, won't take long, and afterwards the lady can help keep him entertained. But when the gangster turns up dead, shot through the head, things turn complicated, especially when it involves a lost gold mine.
Then the occult intrudes yet again, and he must partner with January Ian "Jaim" Mariposa and his uncanny black cat Bastet to solve the mystery before he becomes the next victim.