The author's love of New Mexico, combined with his passion for writing and teaching, all came together to form the basic plot for this book. Best-selling author Garrett Brody looked forward to beginning his visiting lecturer of creative writing at the University of New Mexico's English Department. However, while Garrett is out hiking one afternoon, he comes across a dying man who utters, "Carla is the key." So begins a mystery that Brody refuses to let go of, even when his own dark past catches up to him. Filled with his trademark style of adventure and romance, Derek Hart once again unleashes a story bursting with action.