New York Times' bestselling author Anne Hillerman returns with a gripping new installment in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series. Murder, deception, and the stars collide in this complex and thrilling mystery.
Officer Bernadette Manuelito is having a typical day—serving a bench warrant, dealing with cattle obstructing traffic and unexpectedly discovering an ugly crime scene—when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and the missing Maya were roommates, but Maya’s struggles with addiction pushed a wedge between them.
When Maya’s brother calls, Bernie agrees to help. She’s shocked when her friend confesses to the murder of a prominent astronomer. As she looks more deeply into the case, Bernie’s investigation discovers that nothing is as it seems. What she uncovers reminds her of the Navajo star stories she heard as a child, and leads to a chilling confrontation with a calculating killer.