The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

Bestselling and award-winning author Tony Hillerman brings to life the Southwest and the Navajo culture in his mystery series featuring Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn.

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The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 6.73 x 4.18
  • Publisher: HarperTorch; Reprint edition (October 1997)
  • ISBN: 0061092886


    Amazon.com
    Mystery of the highest order, if you'll pardon the pun, occurs when a skeleton is discovered 1,700 feet above the base of a sacred mountain in an Indian reservation that stretches across New Mexico and Arizona. Joe Leaphorn, the detective who comes out of retirement to investigate the case, doesn't believe an Indian would climb the sacred mountain, let alone kill on it. But if someone is ruthless enough to kill, would they not be uncaring enough to do so anywhere? Perhaps, but there's issues of mining rights, land claims and money to muddle the picture in this mystery of the wide-open West. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


    From School Library Journal
    YA. The latest Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn mystery has vivid descriptions of Native American mythology and traditions but lacks the suspense and tightly woven plot of the earlier titles in this popular series. A skeleton is found on a high ledge of Ship Rock mountain, a place sacred to the Navahos. Tribal Police Lieutenant Chee and the now retired Leaphorn suspect correctly that it belongs to a wealthy rancher missing for 11 years, and Chee tries to discover if it is murder or an accidental...
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    Reader Reviews
    Hillerman's Fallen Man, March 1, 2003 Reviewer: dstevens98 from Jemez Springs, NM United States Joe Leaphorn follows a convoluted trail from the top of Shiprock to a rocky hillside, following a killer through time. Leaphorn's methodical ways -- and sometimes fey reasoning -- provide a just resolution, oddly merciful, to a situation that had to end.

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