By Susan Cummins Miller
The Berkley Publishing Group
Finalist, 2004 Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book Award (Adult Fiction)
Honorable Mention, ForeWord Magazine 2005 Book of the Year (Mystery)
When the brother of the McFarlane family’s longtime fishing guide is found dead in the Sea of Cortez, the girlfriend of Frankie’s brother disappears during a police interrogation in Mexico; and a student and a professor – Frankie’s favorite student and a colleague, respectively – are murdered, Frankie finds herself in a shadow war with unwritten rules and unknown foes. Joining the police in their hunt for the killers, Frankie ventures into a fringe world where the antiquities trade slips too easily into international money-laundering and far higher stakes.