By Tony Hillerman
Human bones lie on a ledge less than the height of send Rock mountain, the continues to be of a homicide sufferer undisturbed for greater than a decade. 300 miles around the Navajo reservation, a risk free outdated canyon advisor is felled by way of a sniper's bullet. Joe Leaphorn, lately retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are in some way attached and recollects a chilling puzzle he used to be formerly not able to unravel. yet performing Lieutenant Jim Chee is simply too busy to take an curiosity in a dusty chilly case ... till the reborn violence of it hits a lot too just about domestic.
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The Burnham trading post,” she said. “The people there said they hadn’t seen anything at the girl dance. ” “Probably,” Chee said. “They just didn’t want to get the shooter into trouble. ” “Yes, sir,” Officer Manuelito said, and she sounded like she thought that was a good idea. It seemed like a good idea to Chee, too. The tossing hay over the fence business sounded like Zorro’s trademark as described by Finch, and that sounded like an opportunity to beat that arrogant bastard at his own game.
Finch’s face had also become a little redder through its windburn. The smile had gone away. He stared at Chee. Looked down at his boots. When he looked up he was grinning. “Touché! I got a bad habit of underestimating folks. You say that woman cop with you noticed the fence posts had been dug loose. I missed that. Good-looking lady, too. You give her my congratulations, will you. ” Chee nodded, started his engine. “Hold it just a minute,” Finch said, his smile looking slightly more genuine. “I didn’t stop you just to start an argument.
The man was a civilian now. It was none of his business. He didn’t exactly like Leaphorn. Or he hadn’t thought he did. Was it respect? The man was smarter than anybody Chee had ever met. Damn sure smarter than Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee. And maybe that was why he didn’t exactly like him. 12 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE that metaphor whites use about money burning a hole in your pocket had taken on meaning for Joe Leaphorn. The heat had been caused by a check for twenty thousand dollars made out to him against an account of the Breedlove Corporation.
The Fallen Man (Joe Leaphorn Novels) by Tony Hillerman