I haven't been as big a fan of Tony Hillerman since Skinwalkers. I think he's lost the feeling of being in the desert, his knack for tight desciption, and lately his mysteries have been dull and preachy. I still read him hoping he'll get back to his old style, and this one is encouraging. I still don't get the feeling of being there, the way I used to, but I liked his characters better and the plot was strictly good guys vs. bad guys.
This Native American author is excellent with characters and intriguing mysteries.
Great story just like all of Tony Hillerman's work.
Three armed men raid the Ute tribe's gambling casino, and then disappear in the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. The FBI takes over the investigation and agents swarm in with helicopters and high-tech equipment. These experts devise a theory of the crime that makes a wounded deputy sheriff a suspect- which brings in Tribal Police Sergeant Jim Chee and his longtime colleague, retired Lt. Joe Leaphorn, to help. Best one of Tony Hillerman's good books that wwe've read so far.
Jim Chee and the legendary Lt Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Ploice battle both the evil bad guys and the evil FBI agents. Leaphorn misses his wife Emma who died, and he is now involved with the local anthropologist Brof Bourebonette, while Che pursues Janet Burnedette. They solve another complex mystery on the reservation while the FBI runs in the wrong direction. Hillerman uses good anthropological information and tribal information giving a reallistic basis to his story.
Another Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee adventure in Hillerman's beautiful Southwest Indian country. The two Navajo policemen, one young and the other supposedly retired, team up once more to solve not only a murder but a major casino heist. The always literate Hillerman always makes sure we learn something more of Navajo and Ute customs and their way of life. There's also the touch of romance for both men.
Intrigue, deception and surprise. Good book.
I love all the Tony Hillerman books... fascinating insights into Native American culture, great scenic descriptions, characters you care about, interesting and captivating plots.
love how you feel like you are a part of the story and feel like you are right where the action is....
Chee and Leaphorn are together again.
Outsmarting the FBI.
"All is well in Navajo country. . . .
Hilllerman builds a fine thriller from his traditional ingredients: Navajo lore, stunning natural landscape, and the compelling personalities of his two tribalcop heroes, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee." Booklist
Put this book at the top, of your list for anybody who likes Hillerman...it's his best." Rocky Mountain News
A fine example of a talented writer delivering the kind of tightly written, entertaining whodunit that his millions of readers expect. . . . One of the best Leaphorn/Chee whodunits yet!
Great condition book. Mystery from the robbing of a casino. Police Sargent Jim Chee must solve what the FBI are missing.
I haven't read this book but my husband, his mother, and a good friend all swear by the Hillerman books.