The Pale takes place in Rocket Ridge, a small desert town in Arizona. While on patrol, Sheriff Terrence Logan discovers the body of a Navajo woman. Logan send a report to the FBI, asking for help and Agent Franklin Ink comes to town but off the books for unknown reasons. Working together, Agent Ink and the police discover that this mysterious death may be tied to the local Navajo tribe. As the story continues they will have to dig deep into the local culture and mythology to find out what happened.