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A stranger named Dunbar comes to Cantera and shows interest in the Frenchman's Quarry and the death of the owner's son twenty years earlier. Dunbar also asks about the town marshal and about Dolores Carreau, the Frenchman's widow.
Bodies begin to mount up. First is that of a young man who had asked questions about the boy's death.Next is Tim Sexton, the person who was sent to prison for the boy's death and who has returned to town.Shortly thereafter, Dolores tells Dunbar she believes someone is spying on her. Then she dies. Dolores's sister, Regina, comes to town. After telling of a letter Dolores left behind, she sets up a public meeting. She reads the letter aloud, revealing secrets that have lain silent for many years.
Now it is Dunbar's mission to pursue the perpetrator and bring him to justice.