At first glance, it appears to be an accident . . .
A car carrying an elderly couple goes off the side of a mountain and tumbles into oblivion on a beautiful sunny day in the Coronado National Monument. A note pulled from the twisted wreckage suggests the tragedy may have been a double suicidebut an autopsy later suggests something different. A deadly fire and a fatal home invasion may or may not have some connection to the terrible crash.
And miles away in the desert, a savage rain has revealed something grisly and terrifying two trash bags filled with human remains. Its just another day in the life of Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady, who must somehow balance the rigors of police work with a newborn, a teenager, a writer-husband, and a difficult mother. But Joanna will not allow murder to go unpunished in her jurisdictioneven if her path to the truth is twisting and dangerous .
. . and leads to shocking revelations about those entrusted with caring for the helpless.