If there’s one thing Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigator Emmet Quanah Parker knows, it’s that the dead don’t always stay dead. With him he carries the ghosts of a partner killed in action, three failed marriages, and a long affair with the bottle. And now he’s about to face the most dangerous case of his career–one that begins with a body that doesn’t stay buried.
Brutally murdered and bizarrely mutilated, a woman’s corpse is discovered on Havasupai Nation land. Parker is paired with FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed in a hastily assembled task force of two. The two share a mixed Native American ancestry…and little else. As they are pulled deeper into a complex case, Parker suspects they are being led–like Custer into Little Bighorn–into a killer’s trap, with Anna the bait and Parker himself the quarry. At the heart of it are the dead, with history the most lethal weapon of all….
Kirk Mitchell has written fifteen original novels and penned numerous blockbuster movie tie-ins, including Lethal Weapon and Backdraft, under the pseudonym of Joel Norst. In 1996, his ecological thriller High Desert Malice was an Edgar Mystery Award finalist. The descendant of… More about Kirk Mitchell