Nineteen-year-old Cash Blackbear helps law enforcement solve the mysterious disappearance of a local girl from Minnesota's Red River Valley.
1970s, Fargo-Moorhead: it's the tail end of the age of peace and love, but Cash Blackbear isn't feeling it. Bored by her freshman classes at Moorhead State College, Cash just wants to play pool, learn judo, chain-smoke, and be left alone. But when one of Cash's classmates vanishes without a trace, Cash, whose dreams have revealed dangerous realities in the past, can't stop envisioning terrified girls begging for help. Things become even more intense when an unexpected houseguest starts crashing in her living room: a brother she didn't even know was alive, from whom she was separated when they were taken from the Ojibwe White Earth Reservation as children and forced into foster care.
When Sheriff Wheaton, her guardian and friend, asks for Cash's help with the case of the missing girl, she must override her apprehension about leaving her hometown--and her rule to never get in somebody else's car--in order to discover the truth about the girl's whereabouts. Can she get to her before it's too late?
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