Queen of the Night
Every summer, the Queen of the Night flower blooms in the Arizona desert--a sacred event commemorated throughout the Tohono O'odham Nation. But this year, one couple's celebration is prematurely destroyed by gunfire . . . and the sole witness to the carnage is a little girl who has lost the only family she's ever known. Dr. Lani Walker recognizes the trauma of her own childhood reflected in her devastated young patient. Joining Dan Pardee--a member of the unorthodox Shadow Wolves border patrol--Lani vows to keep the child safe while tracking down a ruthless killer. Meanwhile, Lani's adoptive father, retired homicide detective Brandon Walker, sees a break in his investigation of the long unsolved murder of an Arizona State University coed--while his wife, Diana Ladd, relives terrible memories of a man whose death haunts her still.
- Paperback | 426 pages
- 132.08 x 180.34 x 33.02mm | 181.44g
- 29 Mar 2011
- United States
"Brilliant....Jance...has crafted a mystery that Hillerman would be proud of and that her fans will love."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)