Lost treasure and lust in Argentina.
Northwest Argentina, 2000. A violent, scheming Englishman intrudes into the lives of his colleague, Peter Atkins, a lecturer researching a book, and of the residents of the remote town of Cafayate.
Peter has things to hide from John – his lover, Sara Bolivar, the daughter of a former soldier, and a cache of silver that he has come across in the desert valley leading to the town. Wilson lusts after both.
His attempts to seize them reawaken ghosts of Argentina’s 1970s Dirty War, and disturb the peace the townspeople have made between themselves.
The Cafayate of the story is based on the real town, but only loosely.