When the biggest drug addict of a small Washington town turns up dead, no one suspects the truth about his untimely demise except his ex-wife who received a call from the dead man touting an end to her money troubles the night he died. She employs a reluctant former photographer turned bartender to unravel the circumstances of the death and to locate the money if at all possible. What he finds is a town full of people with secrets that they are unwilling to give up. The strangeness of the place quickly evolves taking our hero into dark boat marinas, biker hangouts, server farms, and hi-tech startups. He discovers villains and saints, sometimes in the same person, all the while trying to avoid the romantic entanglements that ended his photography career.