The Cactus Plot
Author: Vicky Ramakka
ISBN: 9781932926835 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781932926842 (ebook)
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Murders overshadow botanist Millie Whitehall's peaceful summer surveying endangered plants in northwest New Mexico's high desert. New to the southwest, Millie becomes entangled in the conflicting demands of working for the Bureau of Land Management. She confronts a cowboy about to ride his mustang across a rare cactus plot, is helped by an oil and gas field hand, shares tea with a foreign photographer, is courted by a Navajo biologist, and confounded by a member of the old broads for public lands protection. Some of these become allies, one ends up threatening her life. When autopsies reveal that the seemingly unrelated deaths involve plants, Millie uses her skills to discover the culprit.