Legendary tribal sleuths Leaphorn and Chee are back
The supremely talented daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman continues the popular series with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich atmosphere.
It happened in an instant: After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a truck squeal into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood.
With the victim in the hospital fighting for his life, every person in the squad and the local FBI office is hell-bent on catching the gunman.
Pooling their skills, Bernie and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, discover that a cold case involving Chee's former boss and partner, retired lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key to the shooting. Digging into the old investigation, they find themselves inching closer to the truth . . . and closer to a killer who will do anything to prevent justice from taking its course.