After McQuede is jilted at the altar by his long-time girlfriend, Dawson convinces him that a relaxing river rafting trip is just what he needs to get over his heartache. Unknown to Dawson, McQuede has also come along to investigate the disappearance of a young man who has recently vanished from the lodge. Andy Norton may be perpetuating one of his notorious hoaxes or he may be in serious danger. Dawson also has a secret motive for the trip. He is searching for a rare Native American Sheepeater camp, a project that draws Loris and her boss and rival, Arden Reed, to the scene. Surrounded by colorful characters and intrigue, McQuede finds himself in a race to save valuable artifacts and to find out what happened to Andy.