When a young woman comes to Mojave Point with her parents, she brings an aura of evil. She exudes the evil, and everyone in Mojave Point can feel it. She learns to use sex as a means of gaining control over everyone she comes in contact with. Many years pass, and her reputation is well known throughout the small community.Then one day, one of the people she tried to destroy brutally kills her. The whole town is at emotional risk. The list of suspects grows each day, and the police chief, Gunny Buck, enlists the help of two new people in town and their amazing dog, Viver. Jack and Shanon Tanner become an integral part of solving a crime that everyone wishes would simply go away. When several other crimes are discovered and a terrorist attack is eminent, the federal government becomes involved, and the small quiet community of Mojave Point takes on a whole new demeanor. Who killed Maxine? Everyone can give a good reason why she was murdered, but is there a hidden motive that no one has foreseen? Jack, Shanon, and Viver do the research, and Viver becomes the heroine of the day. When the killer is fi nally confronted, the sparks fl y, and the people of Mojave Point finally realize how much evil was lurking in their small, quiet community.