Reporter Kendall O'Dell is dragged into a frightening world of secrets and intrigue after the remains of a prominent judge are discovered at a secluded Arizona ranch. As she narrows down the possible suspects, Kendall finds her life--and her engagement to be married--in jeopardy. Torn between withdrawing from the case for her own safety and following a shocking secret in the hopes of solving the murder, Kendall becomes enmeshed in a case that grows more frightening every day.
Sylvia Nobel is the author of Dark Moon Crossing, The Devil's Cradle, A Scent of Jasmine, and Deadly Sanctuary, which won Best Mystery of 1999 from the Arizona Book Publishing Association. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.