Dyed in the Wool is a suspense novel set in the Southwest and the Navajo Nation. When Annie McCleod’s car is rammed from behind and shoved into a ditch in the dead of night, she is convinced that something criminal is afoot on the Navajo reservation. She and her stepsons are injured in the crash, the latest in a string of incidents. First, an experimental testing device shows toxins in reservation stream water; then, Navajo weavers confide that they believe there is something wrong with their wool.
Scientists solve problems and Annie, a chemist, is determined to uncover the source of the threats facing the Navajo people. From the analytical lab, where she works in Phoenix, to the craggy mountains and remote canyons of the vast reservation, Annie’s quest uncovers a deadly business where the stakes keep rising and not everyone comes out alive.