FROM THE BOOK JACKET: When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon.
But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes.
Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police's investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
Writing with a clarity and grace that is all her own, Anne Hillerman depicts the beauty and mystery of Navajo Country and the rituals, myths, and customs of its people in a mystery that builds on and complements the beloved, bestselling mysteries of her acclaimed father, Tony Hillerman.
AUTHOR INFO: Anne Hillerman is the author of two previous novels, Spider Woman's Daughter and Rock with Wings, both New York Times bestsellers. Her stories continue the popular Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee Navajo mystery series created by her father, Tony Hillerman. Anne's novels have been honored with the Spur Award from Western Writers of America and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for best mystery and best book of the year.
Before writing fiction, Anne wrote several nonfiction books, including Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, created with photographer Don Strel. She began her career as a journalist. A New Mexican since the age of three, she writes and lives in Santa Fe.