The American Southwest - Portions of this novel are set in this area where Chee and Leaphorn live.
Washington, D.C. - Most of the novel is set here, hundreds of miles east of Leaphorn and Chee's home.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - The climactic action takes place here where the body of Henry Highhawk is found.
Sacred Masks of the Americas Exhibit - A temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Yeibichai Mask - A Navajo ceremonial mask on display at the Smithsonian.
Tano War God Fetish - This Native American Tribe wants the Smithsonian to return this small carved figure to their possession.
Jeweled Chilean Mask - An Incan relic which a military General wishes to get from the Smithsonian.
Eldercare Manor - A Washington, D.C. nursing home.
Abandoned Luggage - This is left by a murdered man.
The Note -...
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