Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley
find themselves immersed in the dark underbelly of the
illegal market for Indian relics.
The Arapahos call it "The Drowning Man"-an ancient
petroglyph depicting the haunting image of a human figure
struggling under water. A priceless artifact to the tribe,
the sacred object is worth a quarter of a million dollars
to the thieves who took it.
After receiving the ransom demand, Father John is
determined to uncover the identity of the culprits and
recover the petroglyph. The theft is nearly identical to
an unsolved seven-year-old case involving another stolen
petroglyph-and mans laughter. Vicky joins Father John to
piece together the events of the past seven years. But
their quest will put them in the path of a relentless
killer who will stop at nothing to remain unknown.