Archaeologist Dr. Lou Fitzgerald is used to unexpected happenings. After surviving a childhood disability and dealing with an unfair boss, Lou has learned the art of rolling with the punches. But when she arrives at Dark Lake, what was supposed to be a simple archaeological dig is beyond even her wildest imagination. Landowner Evan Close has his reasons for keeping the secrets of Dark Lake, and this attractive interloper is a menace. Her dig threatens to bring his house of cards tumbling down and he feels helpless to stop it. Dark forces are at work, turning Lou's simple assignment turns into a mystery whose solution comes with a steep price.