A survey of the dwindling sparrow population in the San Juan Islands leads Abby on some beautiful hikes through the woods—and to the discovery of a stockpile of illegal papers. Who hid these documentsFor what purposeAs Abby investigates, she finds a high-stakes smuggling ring and a very special family with a big problem. With help from a technology expert, Abby uncovers clues hidden in plain sight, and suspicious activities at the Dorset Hotel bring her closer to the truth. Meanwhile, Mary's preparations for the Best of Sparrow Island Festival and Bobby and Neil McDonald's quest for the biggest bass keep them all busy. As Abby slowly untangles a web of greed and lies, she is reminded that all of God's creatures need a place to call home.