Joshua Croft, a PI from Santa Fe, is trying to find the lost remains of a Navajo leader and return them for a proper burial. The bones have been missing for 60 years. A new murder, a cold trail turning warm and some folks trying to discourage Croft from his digging around. All this makes for a fast paced book.
From back of book:
Santa Fe private investigator Joshua Croft is hired to find the lost remains of a Navajo leader and return them to their proper burial site. The bones disappered over sixty years ago under bizarre circumstances, which in turn, led to a murder that remains very much on somebody's mind.
Croft hits pay dirt when he talks to El Paso's local historian -- and revives a sinister mystery complete with greed, adultery and ruthless ambition. A cold trail is turning warm. Then some goons in stocking masks attempt to discourage Croft from any more digging.
But Croft, a graduate of the school of hard knocks, gives as good as he gets. After a second murder, then a third, a dead man's trail becomes blooded hot --and Croft stands to be the next one to burn.