The Coming Night opens in the small hamlet of Hawkeye, along the Silver Lake in northern New York. There, Nathan Fletcher and his team of researchers expect to find evidence of a colonial-period French settlement on and around the small island at the south-east end of the lake.
This early in the summer, the town is only starting to see its seasonal residents return and tourist season won’t really get into swing for another two months. As a result, Nathan and his team largely have the run of the town and surrounding communities. Cell service and internet connectivity alike are terrible this far away from civilization, one of the key attractions for most who call it home.