WILD PENANCE
 

It was a magnificent sight that Jamaica hopes to never see again: a man, tied to a cross, his loincloth catching in the wind as he plummeted down into the Rio Grande Gorge to his death. That is, if he wasn’t dead already.

WILD PENANCE
by SANDI AULT

It was a magnificent sight that Jamaica hopes to never see again: a man, tied to a cross, his loincloth catching in the wind as he plummeted down into the Rio Grande Gorge to his death. That is, if he wasn’t dead already.
 

Ever since she learned about Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus’ crucifixion and practices excessive penance, Jamaica’s been fascinated, putting together a book of sketchings and research. And this death in the Gorge seems to fits with everything she has learned. But a haunted old priest warns Jamaica to put down her pencil…
 

Her superiors wouldn’t mind if she kept her nose out of things, either. But too many strange things are happening for Jamaica to pay any mind. For one, her medicine teacher, Momma Anna, has given her a cryptic assignment. And when someone makes an attempt on her life, Jamaica sets out on a fact-finding mission that could very well send her, like the crucified man, over the edge…

Praise

 

WILD PENANCE—WATSON AND HILLERMAN SKYAWARD FINALIST— IS THE ACCLAIMED PREQUEL TO THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES

 

"Nevada Barr fans and mystery aficionados still mourning the late Tony Hillerman will snap this one up…Enthusiastically recommended.”
—Library Journal, STARRED Review

 

“Read this for outdoor adventure and take a walk on the Wild side.”  
—The Rocky Mountain News

 

“…a story that twists and turns and pulls readers into the unique cultureof Los Penitentes, which she obviously has thoroughly researched.It's another fine addition to the WILD mystery series,and fans will welcome this new adventure.”
—The Durango Herald

 

“Fans are going to love the latest Wild thriller.”
—Mystery Gazette

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