By Anne Hillerman
New York Times bestselling writer Anne Hillerman brings jointly glossy secret, Navajo traditions, and the evocative panorama of the barren region Southwest during this fascinating access within the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series.
When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to talk at an outside character-building software for at-risk children, she discovers chaos. Annie, a tender player on a solo event due again hours sooner than, has simply lower back and is traumatized. lightly wondering the lady, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. whereas everyone seems to be relieved that Annie is again, they’re taken with a cherished teacher who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wasteland bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to discover the lacking woman. the teacher vanished someplace within the volcanic panorama referred to as El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a negative monster killed by way of superhuman dual warriors.
Solving the dual mysteries will reveal Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor’s disappearance mirrors a long-ago seek that could be attached to a case during which the mythical Joe Leaphorn performed a very important position. yet sooner than Bernie can locate the reality, an unforeseen snow fall, a suspicious unintentional drowning, and the arriving of a brand new FBI agent complicate the investigation.
While Bernie searches for solutions in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles difficulty in the direction of domestic. A vengeful guy he despatched to legal for family violence is back—and concerned with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their courting creates a predicament that places Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that demanding situations him as kin guy, a police officer, and as a one-time drugs guy in training.
Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the center of the deserts, mountains, and forests of recent Mexico and once more explores the lore and rituals of Navajo tradition during this gripping access in her atmospheric crime series.
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