Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuai, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, of the Navajo Tribal Police, tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuai. Compelling, terrifying, and highly suspenseful, Dance Hall of the Dead never relents -- from first page till last.