Manfred Blinkoe is a orthodontist with an unpopular personality and a very checkered past, in this tenth mystery staring Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon. When a fellow diner at a posh Granite Creek's restaurant drops dead from a sniper's bullet, Blinkoe can't help thinking that he was the intended target. Marked as a lunatic by police, he turns to the renowned Charlie Moon.
"The story kicks into high gear then, and something soon happens that persuades Charlie that the orthodontist may be right. Can Charlie and his shaman aunt find out who has his murderous eye on Dr. Blinkoe and why? Like Tony Hillerman, Doss likes to toss a little Native American spiritualism and a lot of local color into his mysteries. Fans of the series will be well pleased."—Booklist