While scouting locations for a film documentary on Arizona's Apache Wars, private investigator Lena Jones and Oscar-winning director Warren Quinn discover the mutilated body of a young girl. The gruesome manner of the child's death evokes memories of Lena's own rough childhood.
Defying the local law, Lena investigates the child's death and uncovers a small town with a big secret. Founded by the descendants of pioneers who fought Geronimo, Los Perdidos now holds a significant population of documented and undocumented foreign-born residents who live and work at a modern plant. Lena senses a sinister force at work in the town - but where?
When two more girls disappear from Los Perdidos, Lena is tempted to implement some frontier justice of her own to battle a cruel and ancient practice.
"Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."--Kirkus Reviews
"It is a compelling story that will appeal to a broad range of mystery readers—and may bring increased attention to a too-little-known series." --Booklist starred review
"the longtime journalist manages to fuel her plot from the starkest of news stories without compromising the fast-paced action...a propulsive, thought-provoking read." Publisher's Weekly
"this Southwestern series has a depth that enhances the reader's pleasure" -Library Journal