From the fast paced opening scene of a truck swerving into a concrete pillar disclosing a mummy to the gambling party at a politician's house, to the security guards at the same party, this debut novel takes you on a ride.
Sam Casey, half native american medicine woman, police sergeant in a Chicago suburb, loves her job and does it well. She receives images from objects handled by the dead, or about to be dead. In this case, the corpse is clutching a lightning bolt shaped pin, the twin of which is in the safe of the politician hosting the high stakes gambling party. The man has been dead for 20 years, but he had gone missing in Korea, 20 years before that. What is the connection between the corpse in the pillar, the politician, and Sam's own past?
The characters are fun and the pace is fast. If you like to be entertained and don't object to a little mysticism, try this book.