Path of the Dead (Arthur Nakai Mysteries #1)

PATH OF THE DEAD                                      MARK EDWARD LANGLEY

Arthur Nakai is an ex-marine and ex-member of the Shadow Wolves, an ICE tactical unit recruited by the US Government to hunt human traffickers and drug smugglers on the US/Mexico border as part of Homeland Security. With that life behind him, he now lives with his wife, Sharon, as owner/operator of White Mesa Outfitters in New Mexico. Sharon, a KZRV-TV field reporter and weekend anchor, has flown to Belen, New Mexico, to cover the newest renovations to the Fred Harvey House, unaware that her path will soon cross with that of a serial killer who has just added to his list of young victims by brutally murdering sixteen-year-old Renee Braun earlier that morning. Arthur's life is shattered when acting Navajo Nation Police Chief, Jake Bilagody, makes a personal visit to White Mesa. Arthur learns that Sharon's cameraman was found strangled to death inside their news van and Sharon is missing. Meanwhile, the killer has already begun his journey north toward the Canadian Rockies with Sharon in tow. Together they meet up at a safe house with his lover, a woman whose dreams of a better life blind her to the evil that sits beside her until a twisted change of fate intervenes as an early winter storm begins to build. Arthur's search takes him into the majestic mountain ranges of Montana where he enlists the help of his friend and ex-Shadow Wolf, Abraham Fast Horse, a local Blackfoot outfitter. After receiving a phone call from a member of the Blackfoot Brotherhood, Arthur and Fast Horse track the killer to an unforgettable showdown. 


The title of this book changed on my kindle from “Navajo Wind” to “Path of the Dead”, and that is why it took me a while to find this book to read. Once I did I was put with a book that I did not want to put down until I got to the last page. You are taken on a journey from the person who is kidnapping and killing women, to the couple and their struggles from the past and for every day. That is until Leonard Kansewah, kidnaps Sharon Nakai who is a local news reporter. More importantly her husband Arthur is a retired Marine and was part of a special ops team shadow wolves. They were recruited by the Government to track drug smugglers, human traffickers, they worked with Homeland security and were an all Native American Indian unit because of their tracking abilities. Now seeing that the FBI has gotten nothing in the first few hours he decides to look into things himself. This is where the real story begins. You are taken on a journey through the west and through mostly Native American lands which only enhance this story. The story has suspense and mystery and will keep you hooked until the very end. A very good book. I received this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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