From the New York Times best-selling author comes another episode in the successful sleuth series. Anna Pigeon finally gives in to her bureaucrat clock and signs on for a promotion. Next thing she knows, she's knee-deep in mud and Mississippi. Almost immediately, as the new district ranger on the Natchez Trace, Anna discovers the body of a young prom queen near a country cemetery, a sheet around her head, a noose around her neck. It's a bizarre twist on a best-forgotten past of frightening racial undertones. As fast as the ever-encroaching kudzu vines of the region, the roots of this story run deep -- and threaten to suffocate anyone in the way, including Anna.