A fiery crash-landing on a New Mexico Indian reservation and a Stealth Fighter suddenly becomes the center of contention between a handful of secretive Air Force brass, and tribal authorities. The military wants complete autonomy to investigate, while the tribe demands reverence for the sanctity of their land. But Tommy Spottedhorse, a Tribal police officer, is more concerned about the disappearance of a young woman whose abandoned truck was found near the crash site. What possible connection might beautiful Brenda Begay have with this incident, and what isn't he being told by those in charge? When a ghastly murder leaves behind clues suggesting otherworldly causes, and cattle mutilations suddenly abound, Tommy realizes he might be up against more than a few bullheaded generals. He teams with good friend, Ben Pecos, and their quest for answers leads to a chilling adventure among the ruins of the ancients. In addition to a gripping plot, once again enjoy Susan Slater's New Mexico-rich in the color and texture of the Southwest and the beliefs of its native people.