Coel weaves a strong and compelling tale of physical and psychological terror featuring a protagonist trying to find answers to a past she never knew.
At first, Denver investigative reporter Catherine McLeod thought someone was trying to kill her because of an article she wrote, but soon she figures it has to do with something she might write -- and she has no idea which story it could be. As the body count rises, Catherine realizes the story revolves around the massacre of Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians more than a hundred years before and the very modern multimillion-dollar casino the tribes want to build.
From Denver to Washington, through the loss of good friends and the disillusionment of lovers, Catherine leaves everything familiar to find the answers for a story that will change, and could possibly save, her life. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Sep., 320 pp., $24.95)