A critically acclaimed master of suspense, J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, transports readers into the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest . . . and into the very heart of terror. The hunter is free to kill again-and hour by hour, he draws nearer . . .The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture-murder of a young girl of the Toho O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd-a teacher on the reservation-put Carlisle behind bars, and w she can't igre the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.