The Lost Bird - John O'Malley, Bk 5 Author:Margaret Coel Father O'Malley and Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden must uncover a baby-selling scheme at a clinic forty years ago.
"Suspenseful...Solid characters and a keen sense of place...keep this tale humming."-Publishers Weekly
"Among the best mysteries of the year...Coel is clearly at the top of her game."- Booklist (starred review)
A new favorite series for me. Father John O'Malley, priest of the mission at the Arapaho Wind River Reservation, and attorney Vicky Holden, team up to find the parents of a "Lost Bird"; a woman seeking her birth parents. Although the elders insist that no Arapaho infant was ever given up for adoption, an old conspiracy is uncovered by O'Malley and Holden when they discover a long-buried secret.
When a frail Father Keenan is murdered at St. Francis Mission, the community is shocked. Who would kill a priest. The anser may date back to 1964 the year he abruptly left his post and dozens of arapaho parents were told their newbords had died from contaminated water.