Cyber Way Author:Alan Dean Foster Detective Vernon Moody of the Greater Tampa PD wasn't one of those old-fashioned cops who relied on instinct to solve his cases. He much preferred to catch criminals the modern way, with computer webs, data bases and all the other equipment the experts put at his disposal. The Kettrick mansion hadn't been robbed. There was no sign of forced entr... more »y,no evidence of a struggle. The coroner had found two holes in each of the corpses but no vital organs had been hit and there was no blood. There were no leads on what kind of a weapon had been used. Moody's only clue was a pile of debris on the floor below a well illuminated wall... transparent bits of wood and colored sand... the remains of what had been a rather large sandpainting from Kettrick's private collection.
After three weeks with nothing more to go on than they had on the second day, the Tampa Police Chief came to a decision. Since the killer had to be someone interested in Indian art, a Navaho most likel;y, it was time his top investigator headed out to the Navahopi Reservation in Arizona, where he'd have a real chance to pick up ,and follow leads. So Moody reluctantly left balmy, beautiful Florida... the soft breezes he loved so well... the gleam of sun on the sea, and began a journey he saw a simply the next logical step in a difficult investigation. Only this time, logic led to conclusions that defied belief. For amid the grandeur of the Southwest... that ancient land of mysteries and mysticism, where Holy People long gone had used sandpaintings in their sacred ways, or ceremonies... Vernon Moody would discover knowledge and power that spanned time and space.« less