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Canyon of Lies

258 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

Nora Abbott’s best friend is dead.

As Nora investigates the suspicious death in the desert of southern Utah, she uncovers the dark past of a polygamist sect.

When Nora’s best friend, a film director, dies in a hiking accident, Nora suspects foul play. Could a controversial film project have played a part? Intent on finding out, Nora struggles to piece together the truth.

What she finds is shocking.

What is the connection between a secretive polygamist sect, Native American lore, one of the world’s richest men, and her own mother’s surprising past?

Her race to weave together these seemingly unrelated threads leads Nora into harm’s way. She soon finds herself at the dangerous crossroads where ancient prophecy, modern political ambition, and desperate fanaticism meet.

In the stark Utah wilderness, long-held secrets come to light. But can Nora unmask the killer in time to prevent disaster?

Murder, polygamy, Native American culture, and mystery combine for an exciting novel.

Canyon of Lies is the third of the Nora Abbott mysteries.

CANYON OF LIES "...is a fine standalone murder mystery and a marvelous addition to her series. If you enjoy the Nevada Barr crime stories this one will be right up your hiking trail.” —Fresh Fiction

Recommended if you like James Patterson, C.J. Box, or Mary Higgins Clark.

Author Bio
Shannon Baker is the award-winning author of The Desert Behind Me and the Kate Fox series, along with the Nora Abbott mysteries and the Michaela Sanchez Southwest Crime Thrillers. She is the proud recipient of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2014 and 2017-18 Writer of the Year Award. Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills, where cattle outnumber people by more than 50:1. She now lives on the edge of the desert in Tucson with her crazy Weimaraner and her favorite human. A lover of the great outdoors, she can be found backpacking, traipsing to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, skiing mountains and plains, kayaking lakes, river running, hiking, cycling, and scuba diving whenever she gets a chance. Arizona sunsets notwithstanding, Baker is, and always will be a Nebraska Husker. Go Big Red.