Sam Begay had left his job as a Navajo Law and Order officer with no regrets. He had just closed the biggest case to ever hit the reservation, and what did it get him; a reprimand for his stubborn tenacity and willingness to step on a few toes. Now that he had quit, he was going to finish the job as a civilian. How had a mythical creature from tribal legends come to life to stalk the reservation in the first place? When reports of brutal killings came in again, regardless of the danger, he knew he had to stop the menace for good. His only clue; a photograph of a lava rock with an unusual petroglyph etched on the surface. Was it a representation of a costumed, ceremonial dancer, or a warning about an ancient horror with an insatiable hunger for human flesh?