This is the second mystery novel written by Thomas King, originally published under the pen name, Hartley GoodWeather. After contributing several Native literary anthologies as well as novels and children's books, King has taken the plunge by writing a murder mystery set on an American reservation somewhere in the Northwest. Thumps DreadfulWater, former California cop with Cherokee ancestry, is on his next case when a retired FBI agent turns up dead in Chinook's local motel. At the same time a Red Power activist has turned up in this same small town. Thumps must leave his budding photography hobby and take up this case that has links to the other Native American activism of the 60s. The audio book format of this title is also available in CD format.