Song of the Lion

Song of the Lion

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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A deadly bombing takes Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, back into the past to find a vengeful killer in this riveting Southwestern mystery from the bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter and Rock with Wings.

When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon.

But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes.

Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police's investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.

Writing with a clarity and grace that is all her own, Anne Hillerman depicts the beauty and mystery of Navajo Country and the rituals, myths, and customs of its people in a mystery that builds on and complements the beloved, bestselling mysteries of her acclaimed father, Tony Hillerman.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062644275
Branch Call Number: Large Print FIC Hille
Characteristics: 436 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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fred98115
Oct 03, 2017

Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito are tasked with protecting a mediator whose job is ease relations between parties who do or do not want a resort built in the Grand Canyon. While Anne H. continues in the field of her father - Navajo culture - and does a credible job.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 24, 2017

Misogynist fans of Tony Hillerman should just stop reading Anne's books. These are brilliantly written and faithfully follow the characters Tony laid out . However, Anne has moved about half of the perspective to Bernie, and that upsets some people. These are NOT romance books. Traditional Navajo (like Bernie, Leaphorn and Chee) people do not flaunt their sexual desires or discuss private matters--so no groping, no heavy breathing, no throbbing members. Anne is trying to faithfully follow the character of her characters--not turn them into pseudo white people. What one review calls cheesy I find charming and revealing, then then I don't like trashy bodice-ripper tripe.

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bob74
Jun 03, 2017

Hillerman's Chee and Manuelito have to be the most boring couple in literature. Their saccharine, and seemingly lustless marriage is about as exciting as a jello mold. Of course disliking the book instantly renders me a misogynist.

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glotet
May 18, 2017

Excellent read. Great author. Good character and story development.

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chipshot434
Dec 16, 2016

don't forget ebook copies

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maipenrai
Dec 04, 2016

(The third book in the Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series)

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