An unscrupulous prospector promises John Granville a fortune to find a gold mine that legend says is protected by more than secrecy.
Torn between his pledge to find a missing child and his vow to redeem his late client’s promises, Granville finds himself targeted by murderous claim jumpers who want the mine—if it exists—for their own greedy purposes.
Ex-Klondiker John Lansdowne Granville washes up in Vancouver hungry and broke. Running from his past, afraid of his future. Until his best friend’s arrest for murder. Granville’s desperate hunt to find the real killer before they hang his friend takes him to the seedy side of the city; to burlesque halls, gambling joints, brothels and opium dens.