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The Edgar-Award winning second novel in New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman's bestselling and highly acclaimed Leaphorn and Chee series
"Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller."--New York Times Book Review
Two Native American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexico ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young ZuÃ±i. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig . . . and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rites of the ZuÃ±i people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice or, worse still, kill again.