From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Fans of the late Tony Hillerman will embrace Ault's outstanding third mystery to feature Jamaica Wild, a resource agent for the Bureau of Land Management in Taos, N.M. (after 2008's Wild Inferno
). When Jamaica seeks shelter during a blizzard in Pueblo Peña at the abandoned San Pedro de Arbués Indian School for her injured horse, Rooster, and her wolf companion, Mountain, she stumbles on a terrifying sight—the frozen corpse of Cassie Morgan, a strangled Anglo woman from whose neck hangs a sign in red crayon that reads I am not an Indian. Though Jamaica is horrified to learn that Cassie was a former school matron remembered for depriving, humiliating, and beating the Indian children, she continues to help the FBI investigation into what is deemed a hate crime. Outraged by Jamaica's interference, the twisted killer targets both Jamaica and Mountain. Ault's wildlife expertise and knowledge of Tanoah culture enhance a poignant plot. (Mar.)
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