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Adoptee Clara Jordan moves from the east coast to Red Mesa, New Mexico, and begins a teaching year at the American Indian Academy. Shortly after the start of a new semester, headmaster Joseph Speckled Horse is found dead on Clara's classroom floor. Both teacher and students are shocked. Clara deals with her students' grief and her own frustration by daily running in the rough hills surrounding the academy. Carnell Dorame, a talented student and Clara's favorite, uses the Internet to trace the identity of her birthmother. The school's computer teacher Henry DiMarco invites Clara out for a date and they end up becoming lovers. Henry, however, is not what he seems. His real business is smuggling pottery, an enterprise that is tied in with the death of Speckled Horse. When Clara begins to suspect Henry's dual nature, he decides that she is in the way and breaks up with her. She runs to a remote arroyo and underground cave studying petroglyphs that might lead to her birthmother's identity. But it seems she is not alone... Will adoptee Clara Jordan be able to learn about her family tree or will she die trying?...
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About the Author
Elaine Pinkerton is also the author of the WWII thriller Beast of Bengal (Pocol Press, 2005), Santa Fe on Foot: Exploring the City Different (Ocean Tree Books, 2016), and the adoption memoir The Goodbye Baby: Adoptee Diaries (AuthorHouse, 2012).