Complications mount when Matt's fiance, Stephanie, teams with him to pull back the curtain after she is hired to investigate a wealthy landowner with a similar hidden agenda. The two find themselves up against a wealthy, anti-development rancher and a ruthless Russian immigrant who is not used to being told he cannot have things his way. With ownership of water rights as the ultimate treasure, Matt and Stephanie suddenly find themselves playing a deadly game of chess.
In an effort to dig up the truth, more than one corpse comes along with it. And the precious water, mixed with fresh blood, continues to flow.