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Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden opposes the plan to construct a nuclear waste facility on the Wind River Reservation, but she receives death threats and the enmity of her people for her pains. Good friend John O'Malley, Jesuit priest at the local mission, believes that a murdered Indian he found has some connection to Vicky's troubles, so he investigates?against police advice. Financial problems at the mission, the personal crises of the new assistant, and O'Malley's own temptations of the flesh lend realistic touches to the author's usual commendable plotting and characterization. A fine addition to a successful series.
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In this third Father John O'Malley mystery, the head of St. Francis Mission on the Arapaho reservation in Wyoming comes to the aid of attorney Vicky Holden, who has been receiving death threats stemming from her role in protesting a plan to store nuclear waste on the reservation. Soon the pair must catch a killer whose dreams prompt violence. Coel enchants and intrigues by presenting uniformly well developed, realistic characters--from O'Malley and Holden to the most peripheral walk-ons--who face difficult moral choices. Against a vivid landscape and accurate historical backdrop, Coel injects drama and surprise into every corner of her story. Her lively style and western settings, awash in Native Americana, evoke Tony Hillerman's work, and Holden's character will remind readers of Hillerman's attorney, Janet Pete. At the same time, Coel's ability to conjure a mystery out of obscure history suggests Stephen Dobyns' Saratoga series, and O'Malley, with his cranky independence, dry wit, and love of opera, compares favorably to Colin Dexter's Chief Inspector Morse. Heartily recommended. John Rowen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
A good M. Coel Wind River book, butr not as good as the ones before it and after it.Published 3 months ago by Joan McGinley
I have not read the book I bought for my husband. He enjoyed it throughly.Published 5 months ago by mare e
Another excellent story about the Wind River reservation in Wyoming. Her books keep you wanting to read more since the main characters of Father John and Vicky Holden have human... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bev
Fantastic read. Just finished it last night and I couldn't wait to see who was the murdered though I had a pretty good idea and I was right!! Arrived in great shape. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Theresa J. Tober
The books by Margaret Coel are great. The plots are very good and the characters add a believability to the story . . .Published 7 months ago by Charlotte Farrior vet and really liked the info presented in the book.
Margaret Coel is a goooooood writer and I am enjoying the series. This is a first book, I believe. If I like an author I buy all the books in the series, as I can.Published 8 months ago by Sharon F. Ogden