The first book of the Alexa Glock series takes yoi to New Zealand and to about some the customs of the Maori people. Alexa is a forensic expert who worked for the North Carolina Investigation Bureau. She has been teaching a class about forensics in Zealand and now planning on a visit to Rotorua for a funeral of a closed friend. While there an unidentified man is found in one of the mudpots. Detective Inspector Bruce Horne hires Alexa for help in identifying the victim and forensic evidence on the mudpots murder. Alexa unfortunately breaks a Maori taboo as she send to a sacred island. There is an attack in the police station of her assistant. Alexa is determined to find an answer to the murder before she joins him in a mudpot I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. Disclosure: Thanks to Poison Pen Press for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.