"Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo."-Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Tracking Time A Howard Moon Deer MysteryIn San Geronimo, New Mexico, a bizarre murder unearths the ancient secrets of the Anasazi. And rumors of evil flesh-eating spirits run rampant....The murder of an esteemed archaeologist is fueling an already heated war between natives and the academics who excavate their land. And when the coroner confirms that the victim was cannibalized, the story takes a twisted turn.... Private eye Howard Moon Deer and ex-police chief Jack Wilder are on the case. The killing appears to be a modern mimicry of the Anasazi's rumored past-one the tribe thinks would be best left buried. But Howard and Jack must search for clues even if it means digging up sacred land. As they struggle to fight tribal politics, the killer strikes again. And now they must race to solve the crime before fear swallows the town whole...."Westbrook...possesses a masterful sense of narration."-The Washington Post Book World"A racy and readable writer."-The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.