An Artifact of Death - J. J. Cagney & Alexa Padgett

An Artifact of Death

By J. J. Cagney & Alexa Padgett

  • Release Date - Published: 2019-05-21
  • Book Genre: Women Sleuths
  • Author: J. J. Cagney & Alexa Padgett
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 10 Ratings)

An Artifact of Death J. J. Cagney & Alexa Padgett read online review & book description:

"The prose is...sublimely concise. An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series." ~ Kirkus Reviews

A botched execution. A reverend on the run. Can she solve the mystery before she's caught in the crosshairs?

The third installment in the Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards and Publishers Weekly award-winning series by USA Today Best-Selling Author, J. J. Cagney:

Reverend Cici Gurule went to the sacred Chaco Canyon in search of a sign. She's been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a megachurch, but taking the position would mean abandoning her Southwestern home and the man she's grown to love as much more than a friend. She's so caught up in her thoughts that she doesn't realize when she stumbles upon a group of heavily armed operatives on the verge of an execution.

Soon, Cici's dodging bullets and scaling mesas with the mysterious man she saved from certain death. With a little help from her twin sister's ghost and restless ancestral spirits, they venture deeper into the maze-like rocky terrain. But her new companion's deadly aim makes her wonder if she can afford to trust his side of the story.

To make it out of the canyon alive, Cici must unearth the true story behind the man and a sacred Navajo artifact before the next blood shed on sacred ground is hers. 


A 2019 Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize finalist. 

"Written in a clear, distinct style, Padgett uses the prose to elicit tension and emotion and creates a tense, fast-paced story." ~ The BookLife Prize

"Hold on to your hat, this story is fast paced and really gets your blood moving." ~ Joanne Hampton, Goodreads Review

"This story is filled with what makes the dessert Southwest so beautiful and terrifying. Truly one of the best books in the series." ~ Suzy Sims, Goodreads Review

"I love the Character Cici. This Author really knows how to deliver a thrilling read." ~ Nanajoesten, Bookbub Review

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Posted Reviews

  • Loved it!

    By Cchimni
    I loved the new adventure! So many twists and turns. I enjoyed seeing the romance between Cici and Sam continue to build. I can't wait for the next installment of their tale! Great characters, and an unexpected journey.
  • A fast, thrilling read

    By CBPhilpot
    Cici‘s latest adventure is full of mystery and suspense from page one. An intriguing new character propels a fast-moving story that’s tough to put down.

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