BLACK MOUNTAIN is the tale of former detective LYNDSEY GAO’s descent into darkness as she hunts for missing gymnastic starlet, HALEY SHANAHAN.
After being suspended from the Boston Police Dept., Gao takes refuge at as a Park Ranger at Grey Mountain National Park — a 1,200 sq. mile, densely wooded New England forest. To fight the boredom of her new job, Gao spends her days stealing guns from hunters, cooking MDMA for the local college populace, and smoking an unhealthy amount of LSD laced-joints. When the promiscuous Haley goes missing, Gao suspects kidnapping. Ignoring a direct order not to intervene, Gao mounts her own investigation. If she can find Haley’s captors, Gao will not only redeem herself, but bring to light a heinous darkness simmers under every aspect of civilization. Helping her is a ASLAN KAHN, a Cambodian refugee, with a missing daughter of his own and KIERAN DWYER, a semi-Aspergerian FBI technician, on the verge of his own unraveling.
As the three search for Haley, they’ll uncover a deep seeded truth embedded in the upper echelons of society and ultimately meet the BEAST OF BLACK MOUNTAIN.