Sheriff Brandon Walker #4
J A Jance
March 2011/ ISBN 978-0062044891
by Barbara Buhrer
In Los Angeles Jonathan Southard kills his wife and children and
goes after his remarried mother in Tucson....
In Tucson people
are gathering to view the nightblooming cereus -- Queen of the Night
-- a desert plant that blooms once a year.
planned anniversary surprise dinner for Abigail viewing a giant
cereus is destroyed by gunfire. The attack also kills an innocent
couple in the area. The sole witness is the couple's little girl.
Walker's adopted daughter, Dr. Lani Walker, with Dan Pardee of Shadow
Wolves border patrol vow to protect her.
retired homicide detective is investigating the killings while he
is worried about his wife who is suffering from hallucinations about
a dead man who once terrorized her. His search for the killer leads
to clues about a long unsolved murder of an Arizona coed in 1959.
of the Night Jance carries on the Hillerman tradition of the
culture of the South Arizona Native Americans. There is much about
the lives of the Native American people, their traditions and legends.
This serves as a background for a suspense-filled story of revenge,
obsession and love. The characters are complex -- some struggling
with their experiences in the past -- others with their support
for loved ones.