The lure of gold changes people. Greed, suspicion, mistrust: all of it develops from the love of the yellow metal.
Reece is a drifter. A man with a past, seeking peace and quiet after the horrors of the war. He finds none of these in the town of Whitewater, and is soon embroiled in the mystery of a nearby mine, one wrapped up in a legend of gold and death.
The mystery of what happened at the mine has remained unsolved until Reece, recruited by the local sheriff, unearths a labyrinth of lies, envy, greed, and murder. Growing closer to the owner of the local hotel, Miss Bessy, can Reece discover what happened in the mine so long ago, or is he digging too deep?