Brianna "Bree" O'Brien neverretumed from Skeleton Canyon.
Someone brutally murdered the pretty, popular teenager who
hadsfolen away undercover of darkness to rendezwus with
herboyfriend, Ignacio Ybarra. Perhaps youthful rage,
jealousy and savage passion costyoung Bree herlife.
Ormaybe she stumbled onto something too dangerous to know.
Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County knows only too well
the pain of losing a loved one to violence. But she is
disturbed by the O'Briens' blind insistence that Ignacio
is responsible for their daughter's slaying. Joanna senses
there are words not being spoken, and dark mysteries
locked behind.doors of the sprawling O'Brien family
compound. But it is the strange disappearance of a good
friend that is pulling Sheriff Brady ever closer to the
lethalnest of lies, greed and secrets hiding in a desolate
corner of the Arizona desert--where the next blood that
feeds the parched, cracked earth could be her own.