Zookeeper Iris Oakley is sent to a remote farm in Washington State to rescue exotic animals after a drug bust. Outraged, she is determined to break the criminal pipeline that snatches rare animals from the wild and leaves them neglected in old barns. However, Iris stumbles upon a violent crime far too dangerous for a widow with a young son, and it's too late to untangle herself. She is determined to piece the puzzle together, but first she will have to confront a determined killer.
Teddy Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoo's llama to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area and discovers the body of the Reverend Victor Emerson. A close look reveals a crossbow dart in the man's back. The investigation reveals that the Reverend was an escaped convict, and Teddy's mother becomes the chief murder suspect.