Idiot Dreams, the fifth installment of The Beadle Files, begins in the midst of a mysterious encounter in the fog. LC Beadle is on a quest for information from an informant who warns him of secrets and danger whilst wondering what he's doing in Tennessee. As the multidimensional story unfolds, many characters chance upon mystery or warnings of danger whilst asleep.
Emma Rafferty and Tatiyana Baglio are concerned that Sonny Trego is out of his depth; much pessimism surrounds an early conversation between the pianist and the gypsy. Meanwhile, Sonny is busily running hither and yon chasing leads for stories to advance his career while his relationship with Bonnie Heckert becomes more serious. However, unbeknownst to either of them, fate has intentions to play a cruel trick.
In the meantime, at WT Ranch near Wagon Wheel Gap in Colorado, CJ Beadle is pregnant and having dream encounters with a curious spider monkey named Abner. There seems to be no way for her to escape his unwanted advances, inquisitive nature, or his unflinching and relentless warning: Danger, danger, danger for LC.