"True love is like a ghost. Many people believe in both, but few find either." Samantha Shade has been hired to find out if there is more than rats and bats and feral cats haunting the crumbling remains of San Rafael Mission, home of Father Rodriguez's impoverished flock. But soon the rookie PI is sidetracked by a series of murders occurring within the parish-and by the attractive police detective involved in that investigation. Several young men have been found murdered-each with a marigold between his lips. The clues all seem to lead to someone at San Rafael. Who could be responsible? Someone Sam used to love? Soon Samantha comes all too close to the answer as she is led through the crypts below San Rafael on a journey that could only end on the Mexican Day of the Dead.