Wind River Reservation attorney Vicky Holden agrees to face her abusive ex-husband, Ben, at a local restaurant, and within a few minutes Ben loses his temper and walks out. When Ben is murdered later that day, the FBI knows that Vicky had motive, opportunity, and no alibi. In the meantime, Vicky's sidekick, Father John O'Malley is up to his clerical collar in shadow dancers, a revived Indian sect in which the participants dance for days for the promise of an Indian paradise. Someone with a close association to the sect is missing. It soon becomes clear that James Sherwood - or Orlando as he's now calling himself - the self-proclaimed prophet of the shadow dance cult, may have had a part in both investigations.