By Anne Hillerman
New York Times bestselling writer Anne Hillerman brings jointly smooth 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 out of doors character-building software for at-risk kids, she discovers chaos. Annie, a tender player on a solo adventure due again hours sooner than, has simply 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 all in favour of a loved teacher who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava barren region bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to discover the lacking lady. the trainer vanished someplace within the volcanic panorama often called El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a bad monster killed by means of superhuman dual warriors.
Solving the dual mysteries will disclose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor’s disappearance mirrors a long-ago seek which may be hooked up to a case during which the mythical Joe Leaphorn performed a very important function. yet sooner than Bernie can locate the reality, an unforeseen snowfall, a suspicious unintended drowning, and the coming of a brand new FBI agent complicate the investigation.
While Bernie searches for solutions in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles hassle in the direction of domestic. A vengeful guy he despatched to legal for household violence is back—and concerned with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their dating creates a hassle that places Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that demanding situations him as kinfolk guy, a police officer, and as a one-time drugs guy in training.
Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the guts of the deserts, mountains, and forests of latest 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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