"Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them--one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley. Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land. Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage." -- Unedited summary from the book.
Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mysteries ; 20.
Drug traffic -- Fiction.
Indian reservation police -- Fiction.
Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Manuelito, Bernadette (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (Ariz. and Utah) -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Police -- Southwestern States -- Fiction.
Shiprock (N.M.) -- Fiction.