Maggie O’Fallon’s will to live has died along with her lover. More alone than ever, all she wants is to find a way to ease her pain. And Maggie finds it...losing herself in the darkest of places and ignoring the ghosts of her past with their silent warnings. Maggie’s first taste of opium in a shantytown shack places her on the path toward destruction. Ultimately, she becomes a regular at Arrowtown’s Chinese meeting house, firmly in the clutches of ‘the Dragon’. Maggie’s chance for rescue comes in the most unlikely form, and she is dragged back from the edge of ruin to face a life with remarkable new promise. But can she overcome her personal demons and find the strength to fight for a chance at happiness, and protect the one thing dearest to her heart? Maggie must realize the healing power of love and forgiveness to discover a new life at peace with the Ghosts of Otago.