An all-expenses-paid summer spent on an Arizona ranch is too good to pass up for anthropologist D.J. Abbott. What does it matter that her rich new employer Hank Hunnicutt is a certified oddball who is funding all kinds of off-beat projects? When Hunnicutt vanishes, the group at the ranch begin to eye each other with suspicion. While searching for her employer, D.J. uncovers things she shouldn't and learns that the game someone is playing goes far beyond the rational universe.