Charlie, a lonely Miami travel writer, takes a rockhounding journey to the northwestern Nevada wilderness to find solace after the death of Link, her writing partner. Alone in the vast Black Rock Desert, she has an “unexpected otherworldly visit” from Link, followed by a gift of two Clovis points that turn up in the white sands beneath her feet. Convinced that these arrowheads are conveying an important message, Charlie is drawn into a spiritual force which she follows into the world of the Dineh, and an adventure that is exciting, uplifting and at times dangerous. Meanwhile, Shash, a lonely Dineh elder traverses the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. With him, he carries his worn leather medicine pouch filled with all the right prayers to satisfy the spirits, to help him lead his family back to the old ways, to the beauty way.