Chris Klick, a guy who traces missing musicians to give himself a trace of the good life, is trying to kick back and relax over a bird-watching, fly-fishing Idaho summer. But the livin's never easy wherever you try it, especially if your job skills attract trouble. Klick's buddy Lyel, a former pro basketball player, could get by clipping coupons. But he's a sucker for a story, and Klick's a sucker for a woman in distress. Together they listen to Candy McGreggor and agree to find her missing sister, Roberta. Bert has disappeared. Was it voluntary, an attempt to outrun her creditors, or has she been abducted? And if so, what's the payoff going to be?