Posadas County, New Mexico, is in the news. NightZone, a mammoth astromy theme park, is bringing in jobs, media, and such new infrastructure as a slick narrow-gauge railway to transport tourists from the village of Posadas to the tramway running up the mesa to the project s site. And the Posadas High School girls volleyball team is on a hot winning streak, exciting everyone. But more news, t good, breaks. Volleyball Coach Clint Scott has been found gunned-down in the girls shower room, the victim of four bullets, one fired nearly point blank into his heart. Dead for hours, killed soon after the end of last night s game. And, last night, a homegrown Banksy had tagged both one of the railway cars and a section of NightZone s giant radio telescope dish. Then, apparently, this young artist began work on a section of wall outside the girls locker room at the high school a project that was clearly dramatically interrupted. With morning come two strange incidents. Stacie Willis Stewart, a former Posadas volleyball star, locks up her baby and Jack Russell terrier in her Volvo, walks away to local superstore The Spree and disappears. A former teacher spots the child and dog before the heat can kill them. Deputy Tom Pasquale, in The Spree s parking lot where he s spotted a suspicious Illiis plate on a Ford Fusion, watched it all. He then leads a fruitless search for her inside the store. No luck but he does score a man with an Elvis haircut and his wife when they return to the Ford with stories that don t add up. The lead on the murder is Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman, who s still able to call on the retired former sheriff, Bill Gastner a good thing, for she is surprised by the arrival of her pia-prodigy son, Francisco, age 15, in a sleek Corvette driven some one thousand unchaperoned miles by an eighteen-year-old beauty, a cellist. Their goal: to join the one hundredth birthday celebration for Estelle s mother.