| PLOT |
When a former CIA agent is murdered, Jimmy Chee, helped by Joe Leaphorn, must unravel a complicated case (drugs, oil and gas leases, murder) and rescue Chee's love interest.
Tony Hillerman's Navaho police stories are well-loved for good reason. He describes beautifully the desert settings of his novels and he conveys the essence of Navaho culture and religion. But in this book the writing is clunky, the characters flat, and the plot convoluted.