Library Journal Review:
When an unknown assailant murders the owner of a plush Santa Fe gallery specializing in Native American artifacts, no one mourns his death.
Police and FBI agents, however, suspect the man of dealing in stolen items, most recently a group of carved sticks revered by the Hopi Indians.
The thief now in possession of these "deities" scrambles to unload them, but his buyer is playing games. A blind sculptor, his half-Hopi girlfriend, and an elegant gallery employee remain alert for clues.
Restless, intriguing action plays itself out against a timeless, provocative landscape.
This is the first in the series featuring blind sculptor Mo Bowdre. I found his character a little hard to get into,but he is kind of intriguing; I liked how his girlfriend is having some conflicts between her two cultures. Because Mo is blind, he of course pays more attention to his other senses, and that gives him a valuable clue to solve the murder. I didn't guess the murderer although in retrospect there are clues.
There are quite a few pages devoted to an unlikeable character using lots of profanity. Didn't bother me but might bug others. I liked the FBI agent Collins quite a bit. I think I'll get the next in the series to see how it progressed.