No one craves order more than Crystal does. Partner at one of New York's finest accounting firms, doting daughter of her aging father, and loyal girlfriend to her boyfriend, Steve, her life is completely under control. But when Crystal discovers that Steven has been cheating on her with his ex-wife, that her father has spent his gruff silent years yearning for a brother she never knew she had, and that--thanks to downsizing--her job may be in jeopardy, she is brought up really short.
Suddenly, the 43-year-old nose-to-the-grindstone bean counter has to consider that maybe her best friend Rona--a New Age junkie--is right! Maybe her aura does need cleansing. Maybe her charkras do need balancing. Though never one to follow fads or trends, Crystal unexpectedly finds herself on the ultimate long-overdue vacation in mystic, metaphysical Sedona, Arizona. Set down amidst the swirling energy vortexes, among numerologists, astrologers, and experts in Feng Shui, Crystal checks into the post Tranquility resort, signs up for the highly-publicized five-day "Sacred Earth Jeep Tour," and settles back, a total skeptic waiting--and almost willing--to be enlightened.
And enlightening it will be. Amanda Wells Reid, the international jet-setter, consummate party-goer, and darling of the society columnist is to be Crystal's companion, along with her personal assistant, personal chef, personal trainer, and personal publicist. And when the tour driver appears, he is none other than Terry Hollenbeck, the irresistibly handsome, infallibly charming, totally irresponsible husband Crystal tossed out so many years ago.
It doesn't take a psychic to know that the mix of a reappearing ex-husband whose appeal has only ripened and a millionaire heiress who suddenly vanishes is going to add up to some pretty steamy doings. Police believe Amanda Reid was kidnapped and murdered and are trying to pin the crime on Lakota Sioux Will Singleton--an accusation that has Terry pledging to prove his friend's innocence...with Amanada's help. Searching for clues among Sedona's most eccentric characters--a blackjack dealer at the casino owned by the Yavbapai-Apache tribe; a blues singer who entertains at The Spirit Room in the former ghost town of Jerome; and a channeler who communicates with Sergei, a cossack warrior--they stumble onto danger...and into each other's arms. But solving the mystery of the missing socialite raises some unsettling questions of the heart. Now Crystal has to choose between returning to New York, her career, and a contrite Steven, or chucking it all for a brand new life in Sedona.