The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions—and maybe criminal evidence—well hidden. When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there.
Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous—a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam’s position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see—and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine. As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.
Erin is in Cedar Canyon, Arizona on the Navajo reservation to do research for a dissertation. She's also there to hopefully find out what happened to Olivia, a great-aunt who disappeared years ago.
Adam Silverhorn sees that his people are caught between two worlds - their traditional way of life and the rest of America. His grandfather is a bitter, hate-filled man who says that traditions must be kept at any cost and hates anything and everyone from the outside. He's trying to mold Adam into a copy of himself, a front man for his causes, which are far darker than Adam suspects.
Adam's aunt, uncle, mother along with Erin and other friends are concerned for him, for his safety and spiritual well being. There is a battle being fought for his eternal soul and which side will win?
This is a fast moving, exciting and culturally rich suspense story that will have you on the edge of your seat - or at least up way too late!
I received this book from Abingdon Press and NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.