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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Gregory Itzin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Walker Family Series Release Date:
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The New York Times bestselling author brings back the Walker family in a multilayered thriller in which murders past and present connect the lives of three families

Every summer, in an event that is commemorated throughout the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Queen of the Night flower blooms in the Arizona desert. But one couple’s intended celebration is shattered by gunfire, the sole witness to the bloodshed a little girl who has lost the only family she’s ever known.

To her rescue come Dr. Lani Walker, who sees the trauma of her own childhood reflected in her young patient; and Dan Pardee, an Iraq war veteran and member of an unorthodox border patrol unit called the Shadow Wolves. Joined by Pima County homicide investigator Brian Fellows, they must keep the child safe while tracking down a ruthless killer.

In a second case, retired homicide detective Brandon Walker is investigating the long unsolved murder of an Arizona State University coed. Now, after nearly half a century of silence, the one person who can shed light on that terrible incident is willing to talk. Meanwhile, Walker’s wife, Diana Ladd, is reliving memories of a man whose death continues to haunt her in the present day.

As these crimes threaten to tear apart three separate families, the stories and traditions of the Tohono O’odham people remain just beneath the surface of the desert, providing illumination to events of both self-sacrifice and unspeakable evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant...Masterful...Jance...has crafted a mystery that Hillerman would be proud of and that her fans will love.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Jance offers that rare—and welcome—hybrid: the suspense novel with heart...A storytelling machine, Jance is at the top of her game and just about irresistible.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/15/2014

    " Loved the Tohono O'Odham traditions spelled out in this book, set in and around Tucson. Good story that showed interrelationship among 3 families. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/9/2014

    " complex cast of characters, but interesting look at Tohono O'odham culture and Anglo interaction; a very fast read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corinne | 1/27/2014

    " Ultimately a decent read with a few good characters, but the opening was terrible. I've read the previous Diana Ladd books, though long ago and poorly remembered. This book introduced way too many characters and situations in the beginning of the book and did a poor job of helping me track them, not even effectively managing to remind me of the details of the previous books. I admit I'm bad at remembering mysteries, but still say this intro was poorly handled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven Lyon | 1/27/2014

    " Yes, there are a lot of characters, but they are interwoven into a tight story that keeps moving at a good pace. "

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