A new life begins for Gracie on the day she arrives at the Sheer Magic Hotel. Here in this amazing place, surrounded by forest and snow-capped mountains she can do what she has always dreamed of doing: art and writing. Mehrab, the young caretaker of the hotel is a bonus – tall, well built, good-looking and pleasant company – but for long periods he disappears, and his absences are never satisfactorily explained. Then one day, Mehrab tells her he has been tipped off about some ancient tribal artefacts in villages along the Pikes river. Gracie is left alone again, but this time, when he doesn’t return, she decides to follow.