All Charlie Moon wanted to do was enjoy a night of poker with his best friend and Granite Creek police chief Scott Parris. But that was before Scott’s dispatcher cut in with an emergency call. A man was on the phone with his wife when their call was interrupted by a bloodcurdling scream. Would Charlie and Scott mind checking it out?
Arriving on the scene, they discover that the man’s wife, who is the daughter of a wealthy and influential rancher, has been mauled beyond recognition. Is this the work of a hungry bear? Or something far more sinister? The whole family—including the victim’s sister, a popular TV psychic who on that very night happened to “see” a murder happen in real-time—is demanding answers. But if there’s one person who can solve the case, it’s Charlie’s aunt Daisy. She’s an aged Ute shaman whose investigative talents rely heavily on help from the spirit world. Can she see the truth…and help track down a killer?
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“Doss does for the Utes what Tony Hillerman has done for the Navajo.”—The Denver Post
“Doss has reproduced the land of the southern Colorado Utes with vivid affection.”—Dallas Morning News
“Wild, authentic…and highly satisfying.”—Detroit Free Press
James D. Doss is the author of the Charlie Moon mysteries, including A Dead Man’s Tale and The Widow’s Revenge. Two of the Moon books were named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Originally from Kentucky, he divides his time between Los Alamos and Taos, New Mexico.
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