Si-ga-ni. That’s what the Cherokee call the evil spirit that dwells within a knife used to murder a young woman in a small college town outside Diamond Springs, North Carolina. With her Aunt Selma’s new beau, Sam Two Rivers, arrested for the crime, newly re-elected Sheriff Sharyn Howard finds herself unwillingly drawn into the occurrence.
She’s already up to her ears in a series of house robberies and short a deputy who was downed by a rabid raccoon. But working outside her county with a greasy police chief and his belligerent assistant, she will solve a mystery that involves a string of unsolved murders that date back to the Civil War.