Set in northern California’s Amador County, tragedy lurks among the quaint Gold Country mining towns, rolling vineyards, and wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
TRAGEDY SPRING follows attorney Sidney Dietrich as she launches a quixotic claim on behalf of a client attempting to reclaim his Native American heritage and tribal rights. Sidney’s new love interest, former Sheriff Matt Dunleavy, is drawn into a murder investigation after the body of an archaeologist is found on the banks of the Mokelumne River. Sidney’s godfather and law firm partner, Jack McGlynn, asks for Sidney’s help in pursuing a lawsuit to stop the development of another casino in the rural county. Matt suspects that the professor’s murder and the casino development are connected, further complicating his relationship with Sidney. As long-buried secrets unravel, another murder uncovers a conspiracy to hide the truth about a stolen heritage that threatened Sidney’s life.