A 2019 Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize finalist.
A botched execution. A reverend on the run. Can she solve the mystery before she’s caught in the crosshairs?
Reverend Cici Gurule went to the sacred Chaco Canyon in search of a sign. She’s been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a megachurch, but taking the position would mean abandoning her Southwestern home and the man she’s grown to love as much more than a friend. She’s so caught up in her thoughts that she doesn’t realize when she stumbles upon a group of heavily armed operatives on the verge of an execution.
Soon, Cici’s dodging bullets and scaling mesas with the mysterious man she saved from certain death. With a little help from her twin sister’s ghost and restless ancestral spirits, they venture deeper into the maze-like rocky terrain. But her new companion’s deadly aim makes her wonder if she can afford to trust his side of the story.
To make it out of the canyon alive, Cici must unearth the true story behind the man and a sacred Navajo artifact before the next blood shed on sacred ground is hers.
An Artifact of Death is a standalone novel in a series of high-octane mystery/thrillers for fans of Ruth Ware and Gilly MacMillan.
★ WHY READERS CAN'T PUT DOWN REV. CICI GURULE'S MYSTERIES ★
"The prose is...sublimely concise. An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Hold on to your hat, this story is fast paced and really gets your blood moving." ~ Joanne Hampton, Goodreads Review
"Oh my goodness. I absolutely loved this story. I couldn’t stop reading. Cici always manages to find trouble..." ~ Bec, Goodreads Review
"This story is filled with what makes the dessert Southwest so beautiful and terrifying. Truly one of the best books in the series." ~ Suzy Sims, Goodreads Review
"I love the Character Cici. This Author really knows how to deliver a thrilling read." ~ Nanajoesten, Bookbub Review