Synopses & Reviews
Wild Indigo introduced rough and ready Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild. Now she returns-deployed to a wildfire on the Southern Ute reservation, where a puzzling plea whispered by a burning man points to a mystery more menacing than murder.
"The dramatic background wild fires spreading near Colorado's famed Chimney Rock at the same time Pueblo people are gathering there for an important ceremony and a smoother blending of plot and Native American lore and rituals make Ault's sequel to her impressive debut (Wild Indigo, 2007) a richer novel than her first. Jamaica Wild, the Bureau of Land Management agent known for her wolf companion, Mountain, and her ability to attract trouble, enters a fire area to locate an old Ute called Grampa Ned. Instead, she finds a smoldering firefighter who can only utter 'Save the grandmother' before he collapses. Later, the discovery of Grampa Ned's burned body and an unusual artifact provides more mystery. Readers will share the author's obvious admiration for the skill and bravery of the fire teams (many composed of Native Americans) as they battle fires in such rugged terrain. Ault credibly charts Jamaica's education and indoctrination into the ways of the Pueblo people, leaving her poised for the next phase of her promising career." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Sandi Ault writes, researches, and explores the Southwest; teaches WILD Writing Workshops; and is a Type 2 Fire Information Officer responding locally and nationally to wildfires. Sandi and her husband live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with their wolf Tiwa and their cat Buckskin.