A missing teenager and a failed suicide lead Southwestern K to a cabal of environmental destruction, corrupted ideals and a merciless vendetta. Milagro, boom and bust town, between mesas and desert badlands, is ruled by good ol’ boys high on guns and shale. K is caught in a dystopian nightmare where Big Energy is fêted for fracking the life out of the county, a teenage girl’s mysterious vanishing is callously ignored, all the Sheriff’s men are out training schoolteachers to shoot and the mighty melting pot is a witches’ cauldron of intercultural discontent. Navajo cop and soul-brother Robbie Begay’s anarchic investigation methods and virtual track-reading skills lead where K’s principles won’t let him go, while an old Lacandon woman’s dreams play havoc with K's certainties and open doors to another world.
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