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(The sixth book in the Laura Winslow series)
A novel by David Cole
A computer hacker and registered PI, Laura Winslow has seen death before, but it never looked quite like the apparent murdersuicide of a reclusive Navajo and his female companion.
A refugee from a violent world, Laura has become ensnared in an investigation she should steer clear of, joining her lover, policeman Nathan Brittles, in an attempt to make sense of a bloody puzzle where the pieces don't fit. Because the signposts on the twisted path to the truth warn of the impossible - a demon, a skinwalker on the prowl - as Laura Winslow follows a trail leading to the darkest corners of a gambling palace, chasing a phantom she cannot believe in ... until it's her turn to die.
About the Author:
David Cole is also the author of four previous books in this series. In 1994, he co-founded NativeWeb, an Internet corporation for Native Americans and indigenous peoples of the world. A long-time political activist, he is currently writing a sociological study of hate crimes and community healing, based on the 1998 murder of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas. He lives in Syracuse, New York, with cultural anthropologist Deborah Pellow, a professor at Syracuse University. He also has a place in the desert near Tucson, Arizona, where he spends eight to ten weeks a year writing and researching.
"Every bit as good as Hillerman, Laura Winslow is a tough lady PI with a distinctly soft center." - Rhys Bowen
July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback