Every summer, the Queen of the Night flower blooms in
the Arizona desertâ€”a sacred event commemorated throughout
the Tohono O'odham Nation. But this year, one couple's
celebration is prematurely destroyed by gunfire . . . and
the sole witness to the carnage is a little girl who has
lost the only family she's ever known.
Dr. Lani Walker recognizes the trauma of her own childhood
reflected in her devastated young patient. Joining Dan
Pardeeâ€”a member of the unorthodox Shadow Wolves border
patrolâ€”Lani vows to keep the child safe while tracking down
a ruthless killer. Meanwhile, Lani's adoptive father,
retired homicide detective Brandon Walker, sees a break in
his investigation of the long unsolved murder of an Arizona
State University coedâ€”while his wife, Diana Ladd, relives
terrible memories of a man whose death haunts her still.