Dead End Track: M. E. Blackwood Story (Detective Mahoney Series) by Julie Hiner
When Park Ranger Blackwood discovers a murder scene, the mirror image of how her sister was left by the cult that killed her, she must face the past she ran from.
The seventy-six thousand acre desert park could leave a lone hiker sizzling in the sand, or simply swallow them up. Terra Blackwood licked the sweat trickling over her upper lip as she scanned the vast desert. She was the only inhabitant of the vast park. Alone. Solo. She would face this day, the anniversery of loss, on her own.
The year is 1979. The desert is hot. Rock ’n’ roll is psychedelic.
A serial killer leaves the bodies of young women transformed into horror corpses with black-patch eyes hanging from red rocks.
In a small town infested with religious fever and hungry for tourist money…
Reeling in an emotional spin from a night with a mountain goddess…
Faced with an onslaught of images of her sister’s murder…
A park ranger is forced to take a homicide investigation into her own hands.
Is her grief-stricken mind twisting reality?
Has the cult that killed her sister resurfaced?
Will she find answers? Or will her sister’s death haunt her forever?