In this second Lynn Evans mystery, Lynn has joined her college friend, Dr. Sarah Donovan, at a Mayan archaeological dig on the coast of Belize.
Tragedy strikes when a volunteer, Ann Wilson is found dying from a snake bite. But, when narcotics are found in Ann's blood as well, Sarah is accused of using the dig as a front for running drugs.
Determined to clear her friend, and to find out the truth, Lynn searches from the Belizean forests to its coastal cays for answers. But even the seductive Ivette leaves Lynn wondering who she can trust.