Ex-marine Arthur Nakai spent years as a member of the Shadow Wolves, an ICE tactical unit tasked by the US government to hunt human traffickers and drug smugglers on the US/Mexico border. He put that life of confronting violence in the darker contours of the desert landscape behind him and settled into a quiet existence in New Mexico with his wife, Sharon, a local TV reporter.
But when Sharon goes missing after crossing paths with a serial killer who has just added to his list of young victims, Arthur's calm world is shattered. He must return to the darkness of the life he left behind in order to save what matters most to him, and the future he and his wife plan to share together. He can only hope that she is still alive, and that his skills will be enough to find her.
So begins the hunt-to find a ruthless killer and save the love of his life.
From a young age, my father instilled in me a love for the American West. After visiting it myself throughout adulthood, my connection to the land became much more irrevocable. And after spending almost 30 years working for someone else, I retired and began focusing on my writing. Path of the Dead is the result of that focus. My heart has always belonged to the Four Corners area, and my goal is to soon live where my novels take place so that I can immerse myself in its sights and sounds and aromas so that I can bring that world to life.