I didn't know I like t.hillerman til this tale unfolded. Ingenously intricate plotting, splendid evocations of the Southwest's harsh beauty, insights into a venerable culture & characterizations that grab your belief. Who is the fallen man? One who had been given everything but nothing could satisfy him - what effect did it have on thos who surrounded him? Plan to listen straight through - nights in high desert mesas, environmental battles, wealth given & taken, love given & taken - is nothing sacred?