The Eagle Catcher Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The police soon discover someone broke into Harvey's office hours after his murder looking for something in his files. It appears, while researching Arapaho history, Harvey uncovered evidence of a crime so shocking, someone was willing to kill more than 100 years later to keep it hidden. Meanwhile, another tribal councilman dies under suspicious circumstances. Father John and Vicky find themselves in a race against time, with an FBI agent pursuing a murder indictment against Anthony. Also, it appears the real murderer is on their trail, and their own lives could be in danger.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   American Indian mystery Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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