By Tony Hillerman
The automobile fireplace did not kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the previous guy in ownership of the homicide weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated via the slaying of his buddy Del, and confounded through the leading suspect's refusal to utter a unmarried note of confession or denial. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there's even more to this outrage than what appears to be like at the floor, as he and Jim Chee got down to get to the bottom of a posh weave of greed and loss of life that consists of a old locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as continuously, within the shadows so as to add a wierd and lethal new twist.
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The FBI seemed to have decided its case was made and hadn't looked for one. And strange vehicles came so rarely down these tracks—which were really little more than miles and miles of shared driveways—that people remembered them. A visit from a stranger to anyone on your side of the mountain was exciting. But, unfortunately, Ashie Pinto's place, even though it was four miles from the road, was the first place on this track. Mary Keeyani's outfit, where he was about to park now, occupied a little cluster of shacks with a shared hogan, out of sight more than a mile down the slope.
It rains a lot in my country and I miss it out here. " Chee asked. Ji thought. S. " "Ah, yes," Ji said. " That would have been Delbert's Unit 44. " "You would have passed it," Chee said. " "I didn't notice it," Ji said. " Mr. Ji thought about it. "Probably," he said. " And that was exactly all they learned. From the parking lot, they drove southward down 666, across the San Juan bridge. " he asked Janet. She looked at him, surprised. " "Not exactly," he said. " "I was in the hospital in Albuquerque for weeks," Chee said.
Justice," she said. Chee let it pass. Justice, he thought, wasn't a concept that fit very well in this affair. Besides, the sun was just dipping behind the Chuskas now. On the vast, rolling prairie that led away from the highway toward the black shape of Ship Rock every clump of sagebrush, every juniper, every snakeweed, every hummock of bunch grass cast its long blue shadow—an infinity of lines of darkness undulating across the glowing landscape. Beautiful. Chee's spirit lifted. No time to think of justice.
Coyote Waits (Joe Leaphorn Jim Chee Novels) by Tony Hillerman