Harry's friend George Makita is found murdered with a large amount of cocaine in his possession. The police believe he was drug dealer, but his girlfriend hires Harry to look into his death. Discovering evidence that George was framed, Harry travels to Vadero County and meets with a very pretty, very wealthy woman named Glenna Nielson, who owns a large ranch there. Glenna had sold forty acres to George just prior to his death, and Harry suspects this is connected to the murder. When a prominent businessman (Glenna's uncle) is killed, Harry is arrested for his murder.
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It's a skill the rich are born with: the ability to shut out anything unpleasant. George was dead, so he was already shut out. Now I was being shut out. She had 80,000 golden acres and a beautiful day. She didn't need us. We didn't exist for her.