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Berkley, Sept 2003, 22.95, 384 pp. ISBN 042519261x The Wind River Reservation is home to Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden but her law practice is not getting her enough clients to stay in business. When Adam Lone Eagle asks her to come work with him at the newly opened Great Plans Casino, she asks the advice of two elders whom she trusts. They tell her that it would be a good idea to have an extra pair of eyes inside the casino to make sure it is be...
The Dream Stalker
The phone rings at St. Francis Mission late one night. When Father John O'Malley answers, an old cowboy on the line pleads for a meeting. He has something he wants to tell the priest, something that has been on his conscience for years. But when Father John drives to an old cabin to meet the cowboy, he finds him inside, shot to death. The police investigate the murder while coping with demonstrators who have come to the Wind River Reservation in centr...
The Drowning Man
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Indian mission pastor Father John O'Malley investigate the shadowy world of Native American artifact theft. The Drowning Man is a rock carving lining Red Cliff Canyon, which is sacred to the Arapahos. The thieves contact O'Malley through an Indian who tells him to let the tribal elders know they can buy the petroglyph back for $250,000 or see it sold to a collector. The theft is similar to an earlier theft of a petrogly...
The Eagle Catcher
Father John O'Malley, head pastor of the Jesuit mission on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, discovers the Arapaho tribal chairman, Harvey Castle, stabbed to death in his tipi. The evidence shows his nephew, Anthony, killed him after a heated argument. But Father John does not believe the young man capable of murder. He works with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden to clear Anthony's name. The police soon discover someone broke into Harvey's office hours a...
The Ghost Walker
In a Wyoming blizzard, Father John O'Malley stumbles onto a corpse dumped in a ditch. When he returns with the police, it has vanished. His Arapaho neighbors on Wind River Reservation fearfully tell him the person's ghost will wander the world causing mischief until it is properly buried. With a sinking heart, Father John learns a young Arapaho, Marcus Deppert, has vanished from the reservation. Marcus had spent time in federal prison for drug dealing...
The Shadow Dancer
Berkley, Sept 2002, 22.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0425186407 It has been four months since lawyer Vicky Holden left her high-powered job in a high profile legal firm to return home to the Wind River Reservation. She finally agrees to face her abusive ex-husband Ben at a local restaurant but they aren't together a few minutes before he loses his temper, makes a scene, and walks out. A mortified Vicky departs from her public humiliation not long after th...
The Thunder Keeper
Berkley, Sept 2001, 22.95, 288 pp. ISBN 042518188X Vicky Holden loves the land of the Arapahos, the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming, but she still leaves her home to take a job in Denver. The attorney needs to get away from the Jesuit priest Father O'Malley because they both have feelings for one other that are inappropriate. She also has to get away from her ex-husband, who wants to reconcile, but he keeps falling off the wagon a...
Wife of Moon
Berkley, Sept 2004, 22.95, 288 pp. ISBN 0425198146 The murders begin in 1907 on the Arapaho Wind River Reservation when photographer Edward S. Curtis convinces the Indians to reconstruct a village and have warriors attack the tribe. During the shooting with blank bullets, Bashful Woman, the daughter of Chief Sharp Nose, is killed by a real bullet. Her Anglo husband Carston Evans testifies that he saw the Indian Thunder kill his wife and his two...
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