As the half-Cherokee, half-Irish daughter of a noted Indian artist, Ronnie Raven grew up learning to speak her mind. After years of trying to find her place in the world, she's settled in as a Behavioral Psychology professor at her Oklahoma alma mater, Pursley University. When Ronnie's not rebelling against dress codes or the expectations of her department head, she enjoys teaching. That is, until she returns from a disastrous spring break to stumble across the body of a very dead colleague. Although framed to look like a suicide, it doesn't take the police long to figure out that Weldon Crutchfield was murdered! No one cared for Crutchfield, least of all Ronnie. But since when is that grounds for murder? When a detective investigating the crime wants to pin the crime on her, Ronnie becomes a rebel with a cause as she tries to learned who killed Crutchfield before being locked up or becoming the killer's next victim.