No one could accuse Marcella Hollister's family of being normal. Her gorgeous Native American husband, Quinn, has a compulsive cleaning problem-which works for her, since she gets a pass on housework. Her mother, who insists on being called Thelma, lives to irritate her husband. And then, there's Ruby. Sometimes Marcella's not sure who Quinn loves more...his wife, or his prize parakeet. After Marcella's beloved stepfather passes away, leaving a sizable inheritance, the family heads to the scenic Adirondacks for a much-needed vacation at the prestigious Adirondack National Bird Show. But things soon take a strange turn-a bizarre accident involving Thelma, Ruby, and an electrified hotel pool has Thelma asking for crackers and Ruby suddenly spouting Thelma's favorite phrases. Then Thelma is kidnapped-and Marcella learns that the inheritance her stepfather left may be connected to the largest unsolved bank heist in U.S. history. Now Marcella and Quinn must contend with an eccentric bird psychic, mysterious white vans, aggressive FBI agents, and a dangerous chase through the mountains as they rush to find her mother, with only Ruby's newly acquired "Thelma-vision" to guide them. Can they uncover the secrets buried with her stepfather before it's too late?