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The New Mexico desert promises two immutable truths:

No secrets stays buried forever, and no one disappears without a trace. 

Tamara Kindrel vanishes after her final visit to the Hagen Mineral Mine. Later, her car turns up in Denver with traces of her blood on the front seat. In the same mine two years later, a mineralogist falls down a shaft and accidentally lands in a cave containing bones, artifacts and… a human skeleton.

Without waiting for the coroner to confirm his suspicions, Sheriff Judd Eakins has his own ideas about the identity of the remains. First on his agenda is to call Leo Drucker, Law Enforcement Ranger with the Bureau of Land Managament. He's a friend, fishing buddy, and one of the keenest investigators Judd's ever known.

What begins as an exploratory meandering quickly turns to obsession, as they try to track down a killer with a two-year head start. Their research into the case history proves the impossible — a handful of people had the opportunity to kill Tamara, but no one had a plausible motive. Skirting the narrow sliver between legal and illegal and barely surviving a precarious game of chase, Leo and Judd discover that the evidence is right in front of them. Fast thinking earns them two steps toward finding Tamara's killer — until he kills again.

From the author of the eerie psychological thriller, BLACKWATER TANGO, comes Lisa Polisar's second novel — a sure fit for mystery lovers and those enchanted with the haunting allure of the American Southwest.

Trade Paperback ISBN 1594660077

Port Town Publishers

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