Detective Jim Chee and Sgt. Joe Leaphorn are back in this atmospheric mystery in the Navajo Tribal area in the great southwest. Jim Chee gets involved with the murder of Nez, another Tribal officer and finds the apparent culprit. old Medicine man , Ashie Pinto. Ashie is drunk, has the murder weapon and confesses, but how did an old man walk 200 miles from home at night with no motive be responsible for this act. Chee, Leaphorn, and Chee's old flame Janet Pate get together to solve this colorful story, involving C.I.A, the search for Butch Cassidy's remains and a missing Professor. A good summer read, and as always Hillerman's description of Navajo Culture and the Southwest are alone reason enough to read this book.