Cave of Bones

Cave of Bones New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery Navajo traditions and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing entry in the Leaphorn Chee

  • Title: Cave of Bones
  • Author: Anne Hillerman
  • ISBN: 9780062391940
  • Page: 291
  • Format: ebook
  • Cave of Bones

    New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing entry in the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series.When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character building program for at risk teens, she discovers chaos Annie, aNew York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing entry in the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series.When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character building program for at risk teens, she discovers chaos Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they re concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a terrible monster killed by superhuman twin warriors.Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil The instructor s disappearance mirrors a long ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role But before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation.While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back and involved with Bernie s sister Darleen Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one time medicine man in training.Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the heart of the deserts, mountains, and forests of New Mexico and once again explores the lore and rituals of Navajo culture in this gripping entry in her atmospheric crime series.

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    1. Janet Martin

      When Officer Bernie Manuelito is helping search for a missing Navaho guide in the lava badlands of El Malpais in North Western New Mexico, she overcomes her discomfort about the presence of the dead to investigate a shallow cave containing a burial. It's been opened and looted, and isn't the only one discovered in this remote and difficult landscape. At the same time, her husband, Jim Chee, is stuck in Santa Fe where a simple request to look in on Bernie's sister becomes very complicated. Hiller [...]

    2. Judy Crudele

      I really like her books but she seems to focus more on Bernie than Jim Chee. I would like to see a better mixture of the two. With that said, I received this as a give-away and am grateful to the publisher for this advance copy. This takes place mostly in the rugged lava wilderness where an experienced instructor disappears from an outdoor character building for at-risk teens where Bernie had been sent to speak. Upon arrival, she finds a traumatized girl who tells her she spent the night in a ca [...]

    3. Linda

      Tony Hillerman’s mysteries set on the Navajo reservation have always been favorites of mine. I was delighted when his daughter Anne brought his beloved characters Chee and Leaphorn back in her series. Her main character is Navajo police officer Bernadette Manuelito, who is married to Jim Chee. This novel finds Bernie looking for a missing group leader of Roots and Wings, an organization helping at-risk girls. It’s hard for her to know who to trust—there are so many lies and liars. Is someo [...]

    4. Marcia

      I enjoyed this book taking place on the New Mexico Navajo reservations. In typical Hillerman style, there is a mystery to be solved. In this case, the disappearance of a man, Dom, who chaperones and guides troubled girls in a wilderness adventure. One girl has some clues, and isn't talking. There are many subplots, missing funds, and stollen Native American artifacts, the younger sister with the troubled boyfriend, etc. There is a large cast of characters. Since this is part of a series, many ar [...]

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