"An up-and-coming artist in Cochise County, Arizona, dies mysteriously the night before her first gallery opening gala. The fact that her death is probably a homicide isn't such a surprise to Sheriff Joanna Brady. What does surprise her is learning that she was a former Marine M.P. - living under a Washington State witness protection program. Investigator J.P. Beaumont is sent to Arizona to ride herd on what the Washington State attorney general suspects will be an inadequate investigation."--Container.