|Cover artist||Ernest Franklin|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback)|
|Preceded by||Coyote Waits
|Followed by||The Fallen Man
The plot of the story surrounds several homicides and the relationship between Jim Chee and Janet Pete. Chee is still in training to become a Hatałii when he is assigned to work directly for Joe Leaphorn to solve the murder of a teacher killed at a mission followed by a violent death during a sacred clown dance.
- Tony Hillerman Books Illustrated by Ernest Franklin
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