Coming April 12
The Sacred Bridge
An ancient mystery resurfaces with ramifications for the present day in this gripping chapter in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman.
Sergeant Jim Chee’s vacation to beautiful Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell has a deeper purpose. He’s on a quest to unravel a sacred mystery his mentor, the Legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, stumbled across decades earlier.
Chee’s journey takes a deadly turn when, after a prayerful visit to the sacred Rainbow Bridge, he spots a body floating in the lake. The dead man, a Navajo with a passion for the canyon’s ancient rock art, lived a life filled with many secrets. Discovering why he died and who was responsible involves Chee in an investigation that puts his own life at risk.
Back in Shiprock, Officer Bernadette Manuelito is driving home when she witnesses an expensive sedan purposely kill a hitchhiker. The search to find the killer leads her to uncover a dangerous chain of interconnected revelations involving a Navajo Nation cannabis enterprise.
But the evil that is unleashed jeopardizes her mother and sister Darleen, and puts Bernie in the deadliest situation of her law enforcement career.
New York Times' bestselling author Anne Hillerman returns (April, 2021) 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.