Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito,
and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn,
investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting
Southwestern mystery from the New York Times
bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.
Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect
opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer
Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of
police work. But two cases will call them back from their
short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock,
and the other at iconic Monument Valley.
Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic
clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug,
and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a
gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout
from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a
fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an
ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging
consequences for Navajo land.
Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant
Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected
obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their
skills, commitment, and courage.
Anne Hillerman, daughter of best-selling
mystery writer Tony Hillerman, continued
her father's Navajo detective series with
"Spider Woman's Daughter," published in
2013. Now she follows it up with Rock with
Anne, the eldest of Tony and Marie
Hillerman's six children, came to New Mexico
as a child and enjoys living in the Southwest.
Her other major non-fiction projects include
"Gardens of Santa Fe," with features photos
of Santa Fe's finest gardens and interviews
with their creators, and "Santa Fe Flavors:
Best Restaurants and Recipes." Both received
top honors at the New Mexico Book Awards.
She worked for many years as a journalist,
receiving awards for her writing from the
New Mexico Press Association and the
National Federation of Press Women. When
she isn't working, Anne likes to ski, garden
and experiment with new recipes in the
kitchen. She is a founder of the Tony
Hillerman Writers Conference held annually
in Santa Fe.