cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this
exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.
Doing a good deed for a relative
offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife,
Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police
work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and
separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument
Chee follows a series of
seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a
coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be
a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug
bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of
nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with
long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.
Under the guidance of their
mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate
unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their
skills, commitment, and courage.