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Publisher's Summary

A thousand years ago a people’s blood was shed on this parched earth. Now the dying has begun again.

High on a desert ridge, The Watcher awaits....

The body in the arroyo belonged to a man who’d made his living plundering ancient Indian sites. And the only witness to the crime would not change his story: a demon had killed his friend. 

Sheriff Cliff Lansing has an unexplained death on his hands, and it’s only the beginning. In Las Palmas, New Mexico, a US senator is on his way to meet a Zuni shaman who is holding up a land swap involving 150,000 acres in New Mexico and Arizona. Backed by a powerful businessman, the senator intends to push the deal through. But in a long, dark night on the high desert, he is led into a storm of violence and shame. 

Now Sheriff Lansing is headed out to the Anasazi Strip, where the truth awaits him—in the swirling dust of magic, greed, and murder.

©2019 Micah S. Hackler (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Stunner

Starts off slow but becomes very riveting! Enjoyed it reminded me of a Walt Longmire book.

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Thank you Audible Plus

I would never have considered this series even though I loved the early Hillerman years. This series gets better with each installment. It differs from others because the Mysticism is real. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

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Everything I was hoping for and more.

I was looking for a series similar to Tony Hillerman's Leaphorn books, and found it and more. The story also reminds me of the Longmire books, but it stands well as it's own 'world'. A great blend of murder mystery and native mysticism, humor and intrigue. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Windwalker

If you enjoy native American mysticism and a pretty good mystery this book has it all

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Sheriffs shouldn’t be so dumb

I understand that to make a story the character need to go from one idiotic thing to another, but sometimes those kinds of stories leave a lot to be desire. When the leader of a group makes one dumb choice after another, puts his men in harms way & just walks off like nothing happened when his officer(s)are killed because of some last minute thing the author throws in to make the story just another page or two longer - it goes beyond just another lame story.

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the narrator was good. the description of the archeological finds was intriguing. there wasn't a lot of character development or description of weather or country.

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Characters are interesting

The characters are interesting. The murder happens at the opening of the book. Then the story is bogged down with too many side plots. You are transitioning between the sheriff’s and the senator’s story line. Both of those story lines have mini soaps opera in them. And two hours in there is no connection between the many threads so I am giving up. The narrator is excellent. There are many different characters and all are distinguished.