Sara Bridget Terry, unaware of the circumstances surrounding Edward O'Reilly's death, travels to Ireland to dispose of the property left her in his will. When Sara indicates she intends to keep the house and acreage, a series of bizarre incidents convinces her fiancé, Charles, she should dispose of it as originally planned. Sara and fellow travelers, Mary Beth Perkins and Martha Richman, are joined by a collection of interesting companions in their effort to find who is responsible for O'Reilly's death. Both Matt McCormick and Timothy Garrett are delighted to assist in the search for clues and delve into the mystery with enthusiasm. Yet they are cleverly evasive when questioned concerning their motives. On the other hand, Molly Stringfellow is not in the least reticent in relating entertaining stories about her colorful past. When the body of Pete O'Beirne, O'Reilly's caretaker, is found hanging from a rafter in the barn, superstitious villagers are willing to believe it is the work of a band of scavengers, later day Druids, whom they suspect are responsible for slaughtering sheep used in their pagan rituals. But it is the discovery of corrupt and evil deeds from the more recent past that eventually places Sara and her friends in jeopardy as Death Spiral reveals it's terrible secret.