Publication: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973, New York
First edition. Correct numerical sequence appears at the bottom of page 168. Signed by the author on the title page. Laid-in is Hillerman's business card from The University of New Mexico which is printed "Tony Hillerman, Assistant To The President," along with his telephone number, campus address, etc. Fine in dust jacket. "Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni." Edgar Award winner for 1974. An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 28626