A Zuni Indian boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying -- and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the suspected killer across the remote desert landscape of New Mexico and Arizona -- from Zuni village to Navajo hogan, from anthropological dig to hippie commune. In his search, Leaphorn delves into the ancient secrets of the Zunis and uncovers the hidden crimes of white men. Michael Ansara heightens the suspense of this Edgar-winning tale of murder and deception. His resonant reading brings to life the vivid characters and landscape of the Southwest.