Wendell is a bitter man. After losing his wife and stillborn son (Charlie) he figures God has deserted him. His sister, Tricia tries to convince him he'll see his loved ones again, in a better place, but Wendell isn't buying it.
His life time friend, Diego tells him of two tons of gold that was lost in an earthquake near Muffin Mountain in 1863. Diego hopes to discover the gold to help the children of the orphanage he was raised in, until age thirteen, in Baja, California.
Diego leaves for Baja, when a private investigator he hired finds the bandito that killed his parents. Diego fully intends to kill the man.
Tricia finds a land developer sprawled in the doorway of room twelve with his head bashed in with a blunt instrument. The only person who saw what happened to him is her seventy-eight year old mother who is in the first stages of Alzhemiers.
Pat (Co) "You did it again. Couldn't put it down. Ooooooh Wendel."
Gregory (Ca) Fantastic read. Loved it. A love story and a murder mystery rolled into one."
Carrie (Ca) Thanks for another good read. The last chapters kept me glued to the page, as I burned the midnight oil."
Jim (S.C.) A real page turner. Loved every minute of it. Can't wait for the next one."