Desert Wind (Lena Jones #7) (Hardcover)

When P.I. Lena Jones's Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan is arrested in the remote northern Arizona town of Walapai Flats, Lena rushes to his aid. She finds a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located only ten miles from the magnificent Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law, founder of Victims of Uranium Mining, has been murdered, and the opposing side is taking hits, too. Then Ike Donohue, the mine's public relations flack, is found shot to death, casting suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family.

Lena finds not only a community decimated by dangerous mining practices, but a connection to actor John Wayne and the mysterious deaths tied to the 1953 filming of The Conqueror. Now it's up to Lena to uncover the decades-old tragedy no one in Walapai Flats wants to discuss.

As a journalist, Betty Webb has interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, and Nobel Prize-winners, as well as the homeless, the dying, and polygamy runaways. The seven Lena Jones mysteries, based on stories she covered as a reporter, include "Desert Lost," "Desert Noir," and "Desert Wives." A long-time book reviewer at Mystery Scene Magazine, Betty is a member of National Federation of Press Women and Mystery Writers of America. You can contact her at
Product Details ISBN: 9781590589793
ISBN-10: 1590589793
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Lena Jones

"Webb pulls no punches in exploring another human rights issue in her excellent seventh mystery starring Arizon PI Lena Jones (after 2009's Desert Lost)" -- Publisher Weekly, starred review