A hand carved leather journal purchased at a Chicago book auction promises an adventure in New Mexico for a group of 'women of a certain age.' Instead, they find themselves followed by a modern day conquistador who will stop at nothing to have the book and the secrets it holds. Pedro's journal describes an expedition that began in February of 1539 led by the Franciscan Friar, Marcos De Niza on a search for the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. Pedro accompanies the Spaniards disguised as a priest, but his writings suggest he was far from holy. As the group follows ancient clues and maps to the Land of Enchantment, Samuel Barnes uses his wealth and influence to track them. Are the adventure-seekers ready for a show down with the man who believes he is the Emperor of Cibola?