It's Christmas in Posadas County, and Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman is settling down to a quiet evening with her family and her friend, ex-Sheriff Bill Gastner - that is, until her doctor husband gets a disturbing call.Retired Chief-of-Police Eduardo Martinez is calling from a nearby motel, where he is having chest pains. Not nine minutes later, Estelle gets a call that there has been an incident at the same motel. Estelle and ex-Sheriff Bill Gastner arrive at the motel parking lot to find it has turned into a crime scene, and the body of the retired chief-of-police is at the center.It appears that Eduardo had an exchange with two men and then collapsed while the men took off in his car. An out-of-town couple are the only witnesses...but their story doesn't ring true.More
"Havill and Brush team up effectively to evoke daily life in small town New Mexico." (AudioFile)
"The action gallops along to a satisfyingly thrilling ending." (Publishers Weekly)
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