By Anne Hillerman

New York Times bestselling writer Anne Hillerman brings jointly smooth secret, Navajo traditions, and the evocative panorama of the desolate tract 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 application for at-risk young people, she discovers chaos. Annie, a tender player on a solo event due again hours prior to, has simply again and is traumatized. lightly wondering the woman, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. whereas everyone seems to be relieved that Annie is again, they’re desirous about a liked teacher who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wasteland bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to discover the lacking lady. the teacher 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 poor monster killed via superhuman dual warriors.

Solving the dual mysteries will divulge 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 within which the mythical Joe Leaphorn performed a very important position. yet prior to Bernie can locate the reality, an unforeseen snow fall, a suspicious unintentional 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 toward domestic. A vengeful guy he despatched to legal for household violence is back—and concerned with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their courting creates a hindrance that places Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that demanding situations him as family members guy, a police officer, and as a one-time medication guy in training.

Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the center 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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