When an author dies, and someone else takes over the series, often a close relative, the resulting books are usually not up to those the deceased author wrote. I'm glad to state that is not the case with Anne Hillerman. Her books in this series are just as good as her father's. I especially enjoyed the ins and out of this book and how it all came together. And Ms. Hillerman is taking the personality of each of the characters to new levels of complexity.