Critically acclaimed author Sallie Bissell brings back Cherokee prosecutor Mary Crow in her most treacherous case yet. Crow has returned to North Carolina to open her own practice and Mary refuses to cross the aisle against her former c olleagues--she vows never to take on the defense of a murderer. But when young farmhand is accused of killing the local prom queen, Mary can't sit by while yet another Cherokee is used for a white man's political gain. Someone has scare d Ridge into silence, and Mary's only clue is a hand-carved mask, a talisman given to allies in times of direst danger--when help means the difference between life and death.
"Mary Crow is one of the toughest and sharpest investigators in the genre and totally captivating." - Nelson DeMille
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