Thoroughly enjoyable! I found this novel to be well developed in terms of characters, settings, intricate and moving story, and expert guidance of my imagination. It was easy for me to generate images of a small mining town with its close knit group of citizens; the buildings; the suspicious faces of the people involved; the desert mining sites described; and the methodical unfolding of each lie to reveal the truth. This book was difficult to put down. 5 out 5 Stars, Gary F.