By Tony Hillerman
Retirement hasn't ever sat good with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still-unsolved case are returning to hang-out him, reawakened by way of a photo in unfold of a different Navajo rug, a worthwhile paintings of woven artwork that was once supposedly destroyed in a suspicious hearth decades past. The rug, commemorating one of many darkest and so much poor chapters in American heritage, used to be regularly acknowledged to be cursed, and now the buddy who introduced it to Leaphorn's recognition has mysteriously long past missing.
With newly wedded officials Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito simply again from their honeymoon, the mythical ex-lawman is on his personal to select up the threads of against the law he'd as soon as proposal most unlikely to untangle. and they are best him again right into a international of deadly greed, transferring truths, and altering faces, the place a cold-blooded killer nonetheless resides.