New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2005. Synopsis In Margaret Coel's all-new Wind River Reservation mystery, a psychopathic killer has brutally murdered three Shoshone Indians and posed their bodies on a historical battlefield. The two main characters Fr. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. Father John O'Malley and lawyer Vicky Holden do not begin to work together until way into the second half of this novel, but their team is unbeatable.
Now, someone has left three dead Shoshones on the old battlefie This is for the Indian priest. Seemed to be done in order to create more drama. It eventually becomes clear to Holden and O'Malley that someone is attempting to revive the long-dormant conflict between the Arapahos and Shoshones --- and that Holden has placed herself in terrible danger on behalf of her client. As a nation, the Arapaho were finished, but their people survived. Is his intent to provoke a civil war between the reservation's Shoshone and Arapaho inhabitants, or is his target actually Father John O'Malley? Margaret Coel paints a wonderful picture of how the past walks alongside us, driving us, undermining us; the memory of a massacre and betrayal, the pull of addiction and the constant fight against alcoholism, the scars of a failed marriage. Keeps you reading until the end. This is for the Indian Priest.
I like Vicky, her friend John O'Malley is a great character, can't they just decide to be friends and solve murders in the wonderful setting, all the angst that happens between me reminds me of silly teenager books. Same issues with a different murder twist. Seemed to be done in order to create more drama. Past experience sets off her warning bells, and Vicky begins to wonder about Adam's interest in the beautiful blond newcomer. Again if you cannot pronounce the words properly, they should not be narrating books. In 1874, Shoshone warriors led Captain Alfred Bates's cavalry to Arapaho tribal grounds, and nearly everyone living there was massacred. They are in love, but of course, never can be together because of John O'Malley's commitment to the priesthood and his vows.
Now, someone has left three dead Shoshones on the battlefield, positioned to mimic the bodies of those Arapahos killed in the historic slaughter. It was as if the author thought the reader would put the book down for a period and forget something. The fear quickly becomes that some Arapaho is seeking revenge after more than 100 y Father John and Vicky Jesuit Priest and Arapaho Lawyer become involved in another twisting case on the Wind River Reservation. When Kiki Wallowingbull is found dead on the reservation, all signs point to a drug deal gone wrong. I know that I am not explaining this well, sorry.
The cold and brutal landscape reflects the mood. Members of our mystery book club each read a book in Margaret Coel's Wind River Reservation series. Attorney Vicki Holden is convinced that Travis must be innocent because another petroglyph has been stolen out of the canyon. Frankie Montana, attorney Vicky Holden's latest client, is a frequent guest of the reservation's holding cells, and after a recent heated encounter with the three dead men, is the number one suspect in their deaths. The victim's widow is already out for revenge. As for the story itself, I wish she would lighten Vickie up and give her a backbone, come on.
The unemotional voice on the answering machine, speaking of revenge against old enemies, wanted O'Malley to visit the site of the Bates Battle. While there's nothing exactly wrong with this very traditional mystery wherein the priest at a Native American reservation in the midwest solves a murder with a local native american lawyer, there was nothing especially astounding about it either. Eye Of The Wolf 2005 About book: I enjoyed the story but felt there to be a lot of redundancy in the expressing of emotions and explanations of relationships through the book. Coel has been called the heir to Tony Hillerman, and I enjoy her mysteries as much as his. Vicky Holden's latest client, Frankie Montana, is a less than sterling character who's a frequent guest of the reservation holding cells. I've read all of Margaret Coel's books. It was as if the author thought the reader would put the book down for a period and forget something.
On the other hand it allows for some interesting plotting devices. This cryptic message was clearly meant for Father O'Malley. I love Father John and totally understand his background and being alcoholic, very good perspective on him. Someone is trying to start a war between the Arapaho and Shoshone. I confess I'm a little baffled by the popularity of this series or this author.
We're told an awful lot about the town we're in, the people who live there, and the plight of Native Americans in modern America but we're never really shown a thing. The two incidents may be linked to a near century-old murder. I have most of Margaret's books and like the series a lot. I saw the ending from an early point but enjoyed the story nevertheless; the fear that a community feels when old ghosts are resurrected, old bonds are tested, trusts are undermined. This time from different perspectives but ending up together in the solution, again. The Arapahos were massacred and the Arapaho nation was finished.
Frankie Montana, a chronic client of Holden's, is the primary suspect. A story involving the Arapaho and the Shoshone tribes and how an ancient massacre leads to a plot in the present. Instead, she suspects that someone is trying to stir up a war between the Arapaho and Shoshone people, ripping open the still painful wounds of the past. The murders threaten to ignite the old grudge between the Arapaho and Shoshone and commence a modern version of the Indian wars. The massacre at Bates Battlefield, when Shoshone warriors helped the U. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the eye of the wolf coel margaret gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. It sounds trite, but these mysteries are well written and suspenseful with interesting background on the Native American tribes of Wyoming, especially the Arapahos.