Book Reviews of The Sinister Pig (Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee, Bk 10)

The Sinister Pig (Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee, Bk 10)
The Sinister Pig - Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee, Bk 10
Author: Tony Hillerman
ISBN-13: 9780061098789
ISBN-10: 0061098787
Publication Date: 11/1/2004
Pages: 318
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 195 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Classic Tony Hillerman. Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn together again to solve a murder that the FBI is trying to cover up. Chee's relationship with Bernie Manuelito develops. Good story.
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A good read but not the best Hillerman book. Features Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police.
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Good - Tony Hillerman is a great author!
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hard to put down
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If you are a Tony Hillerman fan you'll be delighted to again read about Leaphorn and Chee in action. If you haven't read Hillerman, please do!
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Tony Hillerman usual good read. Interesting drug smuggling technique!
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Very good Book I reccomend reading it
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This is another entertaining tale of murder, intrigue, high-level corruption, romance, and fantastic Navajo culture and southwestern scenery delivered by the deft Tony Hillerman.
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This is a 2004 mystery from Tony Hillerman. Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn, another "good" one steeped in Navajo land.
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I've read most of Hillerman's mysteries...and will buy each new one as soon as I can get my hands on it.
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This was a most enjoyable book. Combines conspiracy, greed, lies, murder. Satisfying romance, with Navajo culture and highly suspenseful entertaining read.
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Typically Hillerman.
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Every time I read one of hillerman's books it makes me think about moving to New Mexico.
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A nameless murder victim, dispute over who should investigate the crime, a U S Senator, shadow companies, the smell of fraud. Bernadette Manuelito sumbles on a remote ranch and makes the mistake of taking a few snapshots.
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If you are tired of mysteries and suspoense in the cities, try this author.... you will love the scenery
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another great book with chee and leaphorn. any fan of hillerman will enjoy.
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I love all the Tony Hillerman books... fascinating insights into Native American culture, great scenic descriptions, characters you care about, interesting and captivating plots.
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Hillerman writes in such a way that you feel part of the story. Always good books from him.
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good book by another great writer.
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Not my favorite Hillerman, but still a darn good read.
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The FBI wants to take over a murder case that happened on the reservation. Hillerman's always good.
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This book really develops the landscape and history of the area. Tony Hillerman fans will enjoy this one.
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UNABRIDGED. Read by George Guidall
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Slow to start, IMHO, but really picked up speed. The main character is Bernie Manuelito, now of Border Patrol. She and Jim Chee, now 200 miles apart, are both conflicted about their feelings for each other. But the drama centers around drug traffic and some really highly-placed individuals who are driving the traffic.
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Not one of his better Leaphorn/Chee books, but still a quick, enjoyable read.
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When I discovered Tony Hillerman, I read everything by him I could get my hands on.
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Another one of Hillerman's wonderful mysteries. This one has a lot of twists and turns - until the mystery is solved. I enjoyed it very much!
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Jim Chee discovers a corpse that seems to tie in with oil and gas being stolen from reservation lands, but the case takes a very dangerous twist when Bernadette Manuelito is endangered.
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One of the latest mysteries with Navajo detectives Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn
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THE SINISTER PIG by Tony Hillerman combines all of that you have come to expect from a classic Hillerman mystery. It has it all: murder, intrigue, ominous messages from "The Man," political maneuvering and corruption. And, as usual, it's all set against the sweeping panoramas of the American Southwest.

Chee and Leaphorn are at their very best when a body turns up in their jurisdiction. The pair untangle the deftly woven webs of deceit placed carefully to ensnare the curious while covering up one of the slickest crimes the two have ever encountered. A slick read!
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Decent Hillerman. Better than his last few.
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This book was given to me and I never read.
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San Diego Union-Tribune "Hillerman blends a clever puzzle, a satisfying romance and the exotic Navajo culture into a highly suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining whole."
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i love the hillerman jim chee/joe leaphorn series, but honestly, i think he's starting to lose steam. still a fun read.
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great author-great book
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FANTASTIC! This is the best of Hillerman's that both myself and my husband have read. Very ingenious plot!
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Page turner.
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A great read from Hillerman; a clever mystery with romance and the Navajo culture. You'll like this one!
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Sgt. Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police and the Legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn seek to identify a nameless corpse found on the reservation. I've read and loved all of Hillerman's msyteries and this is no exception.
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Enjoyed this story
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"hillerman blends a clever puzzle, a satifying romance, and the exotic Navajo culture into a highly suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining whole" San Diego Union-Tribune. Another great tale of Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police.
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This is the first T. Hillerman I've read. I thought it was pretty decent,but I've enjoyed some other mystery/suspense novels more.
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A mystery featuring Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. A mix of romance, mystery and Navajo culture.
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Sixteenth in the Leaphorn/Chee series. Chee is called to the scene of a dead man found shot in a ditch near a gas field. But the FBI take the case, and soon it looks like some sort of cover-up is going on. Meanwhile, Bernadette Manuelito is now with the Border Patrol and runs into some suspicious activity at a ranch, but her boss tries to deflect her.
This is a departure from Hillerman's usual format, as we get the POV from a few of the bad guys, so we know up front who's the villain and what they're doing. The drug-running (this is not a spoiler) and the involvement of the drug cartel is also a crime on a larger stage than Hillerman usually plots. Hillerman also has quite a lot in there about the billions of dollars of oil and gas revenues that were supposed to go to the reservations but are mysteriously missing, but it wasn't really germane to the drug plot.
I also thought the beginning was a little awkward, with the briefing of the soon-to-be-murdered investigator - it's one of those "As you know, Bob" kind of lectures. And I was disappointed that Bernie turns into a stereotypical weeping female at the end. I liked Chee still going his own way and investigating what he thinks needs doing, convincing Cowboy Dashee to go along with him. I also liked that Hillerman is showing that Leaphorn's involvement with the job is getting more remote after his retirement, as you'd expect...he still gets calls, but he has fewer sources. A good book in the series, but not as evocative as the best.
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A Jim Chee mystery.