Book: The Clovis Incident

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The Clovis Incident: A Mystery

Author: Pari Noskin Taichert
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Sasha Solomon is having a bad day. Fired from her job as PR director at an Albuquerque HMO, she is dealing with an ailing mother and trying to figure out the origins of hallucinations that include conversations with her cat.

Sasha heads for Clovis, a small town in southeastern New Mexico, where she’ll bid on a project for the Chamber of Commerce. While there, she will check in with her widowed friend Mae King. Mae, a local dairy farmer, is clearly out of sorts and shows Sasha the reason. There’s a body in one of her stock tanks—a Singaporean aviator stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Who killed him and why? What was he doing on Mae’s land? Why won’t she go to the police?

Sasha must clear her friend’s name, find the murderer, and land the PR job with the Chamber of Commerce within a week. But there are other forces at work who will stop at nothing to keep her from the truth. Sasha soon discovers that there’s a lot more to Clovis than a dot on a map.

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