“[Jance] continues to grow in her art…. It’s no mystery why this writer is a hit.”— Seattle Times
A premium edition reissue of the third electrifying Joanna Brady novel by New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.
A prisoner languishes in a Phoenix jail cell accused of slaying his estranged wife. No one believes the man is innocent, except the new female sheriff of Cochise County, in town for a crash course in police training. Joanna Brady is out of her jurisdiction—and possibly out of her league. For a human monster is on the prowl, hiding the grisly evidence of his horrific crimes in the vast emptiness of the Arizona desert. And an impromptu investigation, with no official sanction, and no back-up, is drawing a cold, ingenious serial killer much too close to Brady for comfort—and closer, worse still, to her little girl.