A bizarre murder leaves two teenagers dead in a desert arroyo, their naked bodies side by side, faceup under the New Mexican sun. Near them, etched in stone, is a symbol unlike any Native American marking. Who does it signify? The puzzle is made to order for Mo Bowdre, a wildlife sculptor and occasional sleuth, may be in over his head, as he becomes embroiled in a possible case of ritual killing--and a certain malice.

A Certain Malice 1997, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345405395

Mass-market paperback

A Certain Malice 1995, Ballantine Books

ISBN-13: 9780345472717

Trade paperback