Featuring a Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal investigator Emmett Quanah Parker and FBI Speical Agent Anna Turnipseed, two Native American cops searching for ustice between their heritage and the law. Story is set in Pacific Northwest Indian Country.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Emmet Quanah Parker and FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed are two Native AMerican cops searching for justice between their heritage and the law. In this book, the issue are the remains dug out of the riverbank by illegal fossil hunters--human remains!
A police thriller, in the tradition of Tony Hillerman and Joseph Wambaugh, but from a Native American viewpoint.
Interesting tale about theft of indian artifacts. The romance part was okay.
a fair mystery, better for those who like native american themes.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal investigator Emmett Quanah Parker and FBI Speical Agent Anna Turnipseed are the key characters in this story. Their task is to protect an ancient skeleton found after a flood. A renouned scientist insists that it is a white man who existed 14,000 years ago. Furthermore, he is certain that the man was eaten by the native people who lived at that time. How did this man get into this region? No one knows and those who believe they have the answers argue about not only his origin but also what is to be done to discover more about him. Then, lo and behold, a skeleton of a female is found after another flood. Coincidence? Plant? Did the man and woman know each other? Was there a tribe?
As the tale develops, the reader is introduced to native beliefs and practices that those who live in the area believe are linked to the unearthing of the skeletons. Most dominant is that the ancients were disturbed and are angry enough to not only frighten but kill the living. I found this aspect of the novel mesmerizing. This is a good story and a tangled plot that keeps the reader interested. Except for the opening pages, I truly enjoyed the novel and the writing. Like others who have read this book I was taken aback by the opening discussion of intimate relations between the protagonists and a therapist. Seemed so out of place to me. Where were the editors who should have done something with those pages? Otherwise I really liked this read and I do plan to find other work by the author.
Why does this mystery start with an entire chapter having the main characters discussing with a psychologist as to why they aren't having sex with each other? And was it necessary for the psychologist to suggest all those sex games? Appears the author is running out of ideas.
I've read the first three of the books in this series because I had them. Won't be looking for the fourth.