Aimee & David Thurlo
Forge, March 2005, 23.94, 304 pp.
Navaho Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is still recovering emotionally after almost dying in a uranium mine. She hopes to spend more time with her daughter Dawn but when an FBI agent goes missing on the reservation, Ella and her unit gives top priority to finding him. She doesn't expect too much cooperation from the tribe because Agent Thomas interrupted a medicine man during a Sing (a healing ceremony).
Ella wants to talk to Melvin Rainwater in connection with the social security checks of dead men sent to a special post office box. A phone call from Agent Thomas confirms he is still alive and in a dark place, which Ella believes is one of the deserted mines.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner