Sharon McCone has been asked by a former colleague to look into the plans of a large corporation to reopen a gold mine near the Nevada border that could seriously endanger the ecosystem of the area. Following a trail of bizarre happenings, disappearances, and a bullet-ridden body, McCone's trail leads to her to a Hong Kong industrialist . . . and a killer bent on large-scale destruction. Can McCone find her way through this twisted landscape to find the killer and prevent another murder?