J.A. Baxter is not who he seems. After high school he takes a new name and makes himself into a high-dollar Texas oil man. But when he accidentally kills his trophy wife in a way that looks like murder, he resumes his original identity and hides in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. When he discovers a family journal full of riddles that lead to a long-lost family treasure marked by an ancient Indian pictograph, he enlists the help of Professor Marshall Garvin, an Anasazi rock-art expert, and Garvin's niece, Elby. After Garvin accidentally kills a man in hot pursuit of Baxter, a deranged hunter and Wall Street financier with the initials G.O.D. steps in as judge and jury. He renders a verdict that reveals the true treasure: Elby's dream for redemption that begins with saving the life of G.O.D.