This is book number 14 in the A Leaphorn and Chee Novel series.
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“Hillerman continues to dazzle. . . . A standout.” — Washington Book World
The fourteenth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee by New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman.
Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. When the FBI, with its helicopters and high-tech equipment, focuses on a wounded deputy sheriff as a possible suspect, Navajo Tribal Police Sergeant Jim Chee and his longtime colleague, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, launch an investigation of their own. Chee sees a dangerous flaw in the federal theory; Leaphorn sees intriguing connections to the exploits of a legendary Ute bandit-hero. And together, they find themselves caught up in the most perplexing—and deadly—criminal manhunt of their lives.
TONY HILLERMAN served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and received the Edgar and Grand Master Awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian’s Ambassador Award, the Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and the Navajo Tribal Council Special Friend of the Dineh Award. A native of Oklahoma, Tony Hillerman lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, until his death in 2008.
“Hillerman continues to dazzle…A standout.” — Washington Book World
“A jaunty and satisfying tale of intrigue, deception, and surprise…Skillful and convincing.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review
"It's his best." — Rocky Mountain News
“Hillerman returns to his time-tested heroes, Navajo tribal police officer Sergeant Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn (retired), for yet another satisfying mystery….Based in part on a real 1998 case, the story concerns the armed robbery of a casino on the Ute reservation….Hillerman is in top form, creating dialogue that will bring listeners into real sympathy with the people and proceedings described.” — Publishers Weekly
“Plenty of action and surprises, along with dynamic central characters struggling to live in the modern world without sacrificing their culture.” — Library Journal