With her gritty mysteries steeped in authentic Native American culture, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel is awidely considered the most accomplished heir to Tony Hillermanas legacy, a (Scripps Howard News Service). In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John OaMalley confront a ruthless killer in the wake of a miraculous event. A mysterious penitent confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Two months later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Careyas ranch. Making national headlines, the miraculous animal draws a flood of pilgrims to the reservation, frustrating an already difficult investigation. As visitors throw the reservation into turmoil, Vicky and Father John try to unravel the strange events surrounding both Careyas murder and the recent disappearances of three cowboys from his ranch. It could be coincidence, given the nomadic life of the cowboy trade, but when one of them fails to appear in court to testify on an assault charge, Vicky wonders if Arnie Walkfast and his Arapaho buddies are guilty of more than just assault. And at the back of Father Johnas mind is the voice from the man in the confessional: I killed a manabaYou know the owners here?a Vicky glanced ... aDennis Carey, one of the owners. a aSo thata#39;s ... aJust drove up from Colorado. You from around these parts?a aVicky Holden.a She shook the mana#39;s hand, feeling her own tension begin to dissolve.
|Title||:||Night of the White Buffalo|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2014-09-02|