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Special Agent Gray Keller is an FBI profiler who has lost faith in his profiling talents. Lane Alden is a woman whose recently acquired psychic talents have caused her to lose everything. Together their talents offer the only hope of catching a killer stalking women and children on the Navajo Reservation.
When 11-year-old Sally Chee disappeared while playing beside the San Juan River everyone assumed she had drowned – until her mutilated body was found far from the river. When the body of a second child was found on the Navajo Reservation, rumors began to spread. When a third body was found, fear began to spread . . .
FBI Special Agent Gray Keller has worked cases like this before – has excelled at it, in fact. He doesn’t work those cases anymore. But Gray is about to learn that a good reputation can be a hard thing to leave behind.
Lane Alden wants nothing more than to find a refuge from the psychic flashes that have ruined her marriage and turned her life upside down. The land of her grandmother’s stories offers that refuge – until Lane’s unwelcome ability begins revealing glimpses of a horror lurking behind the peaceful Southwestern landscape.
Now another child has disappeared – a child who may still be alive – and Gray is desperate enough to take any help he can get; even the help of a reluctant psychic.
But someone else is on the hunt with them, someone who cannot allow Gray and Lane to find the killer first. Someone who is willing to kill to stop them . . .
“We’ve got a short cycle UNSUB targeting kids from probably the worst treated minority in the country. The local community is not going to be happy 'the experts' are just now getting on it, and you know they’re going to love it when we announce it’s most likely one of their own doing it. Why do you think the only black, female agent in the unit got tapped to go out there? I'm as ethnic as they could get. Word is someone at Headquarters got a call yesterday from an Albuquerque reporter wanting their comments for a piece he was putting together for the AP. As soon as that hits the wires the flood gates are gonna open. This has the potential to turn into one hell of a shit storm, with the Bureau all alone at the helm.”
“Wonderful.” Gray frowned, struck by a new thought. “I don’t suppose it’s just a coincidence we got tapped right after Washington got that reporter’s call?”