A prisoner languishes in a Phoenix jail cell, accused of
brutally slaying his estranged wife. No one believes the man
is innocent, except the new female sheriff of Cochise
County, in town for a crash course in police training.
Joanna Brady is out of her jurisdictionâ€”and possibly in over
her head. For a human monster is on the prowl, hiding the
grisly evidence of his horrific crimes in the vast emptiness
of the Arizona desert. And an impromptu investigation, with
no official sanction and no back up, is drawing a cold,
ingenious serial killer much too close to Brady for
comfortâ€”and, worse still, closer to her little girl.