The Blessing Way (Leaphorn and Chee 1) by Tony Hillerman
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From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, the first novel in his series featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn & Officer Jim Chee who encounter a bizarre case that borders between the supernatural and murder--now available in a limited Olive Edition.
Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high, lonely place--a corpse with a mouth full of sand--abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer.
There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch leads him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.