A sixties revolutionary, Sara Ann Raymond, the daughter of a right-wing US presidential candidate, has been missing for ten years. She has recently been spotted working on a road-gang in the interior of British Columbia. What seems at first like a simple chore in wacation-land for Helen Keremos, lesbian detective, turns out to be her most complicated and terrifying case. Tracking down Sara Ann through the beautiful and remote mountains and valeys, Helen encounters an unlikely crew of people: An ex-draft resister, radical feminists, Doukhobor farmers and construction workers, a lumberjack... plus assorted agents, spies, arms smugglers, mobsters, cops... not to mention a dog. All are involved one way or another in a deadly game of multinational terrorism, murder and intrigue just forty miles from the Canadian-US border.