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"Great suspense." -- -- Chicago Tribune
"He makes the desert come, alive." -- -- Denver Post
"Hillerman . . . is in a class by himself." -- -- Los Angeles Times
"Hillerman deserves to be included in any list of the best living mystery writers." -- -- Dallas Morning News
"Hillerman gets better with every book." -- -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Hillerman is an expert puzzle-maker." -- -- The Atlantic
"Hillerman's mysteries are unique in American crime fiction." -- -- Los Angeles Times
"The only mysteries I read are Hillerman's." -- -- Ursula K. Le Guin
"This series of Southwestern mysteries from Tony Hillerman is superb." -- -- Daily News
"Whatever your pleasure, you can't go wrong with this gifted, skillful and . . . unique writer." -- -- San Diego Union
Tony Hillerman is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America and has received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the LA Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, the Center for the American Indians Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribes Special Friend Award. He lives with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This book is a real page turner. I liked the story. It helps to know what an amulet is. If you don't it doesn't make a bit of sense.Published on Sept. 18 1999
I was very disappointed in Tony Hillerman with this book. It was good up until maybe chapter 30. It seemed as if he was in a rush to finish the book, leaving a very undetailed... Read morePublished on Sept. 10 1999
This book is my favourite of all of Tony Hillerman's work.
The plot is perfect,it is full of action and the landscape is fabulous .