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Poisoned by God’s Flesh

“Someone killed a man in Manuelito and I think it was you.”

“Think anything you want. Ain’t my prints all over the place.”

Poisoned by God’s Flesh

The suspenseful sequel to Mining Sacred Ground, Poisoned by God’s Flesh, A Peter Romero Mystery, will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Peter Romero’s story continues in Poisoned by God’s Flesh, where the killing of a young girl leads Romero on a twisted trail to confront gun-slinging hijackers of a nuclear weapons transporter. Romero struggles to thwart them in New Mexico’s unnamed, red-robed canyons even though he expects to die in the attempt. His calling pits his spirituality against avarice so dark he doesn’t know whether to feel vindicated or disillusioned.

Poisoned by God’s Flesh, A Peter Romero Mystery, is available on, Barnes &, and iTunes.

Cheers from readers:

5.0 out of 5 stars

“Page-Turner!”, August 10, 2013
By Amazon Customer (San Diego),

Poisoned by God’s Flesh: A Peter Romero Mystery (Peter Romero Mysteries Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

“Set against the backdrop of the deserts and hills of the Navajo reservation, Dave Knops’ book, Poisoned by God’s Flesh is a “spiritual” thriller that keeps you turning the page. Cochiti Police Officer Peter Romero returns in this second book to drug stings, brutal murders and kidnappings. Romero is a tough, believable character and the author has done his homework researching Native American rituals and magical shaman practices. Well-written and fast-paced, this novel has it all.”

5.0 out of 5 stars
“Great action plus a complex mystery that will keep you guessing”, December 22, 2012
By Judy (San Diego, CA USA)

Poisoned by God’s Flesh: A Peter Romero Mystery (Peter Romero Mysteries Book 2) (Kindle Edition),

“Knop takes the familiar landscape of the American Southwest and creates a unique place, inhabited by shamans, mythical animals and spirits, really setting this book apart from the usual fare. He excels at action scenes — gunfights, helo fights, fist fights. As a dedicated Tony Hillerman fan, I can tell you this book goes deeper and darker into the violence of the modern drug trade. And Officer Peter Romero is on his own again, fighting betrayal and murder to save his wife. Great writing!”

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