Wind River Mystery #2
Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: September 1, 1997
Featuring: Father John O'Malley; Vicky Holden; Susan Holden; Marcus Deppert
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Mystery Private Eye
When Father John O'Malley's pickup breaks down on a
reservation road in the midst of a blizzard, the pastor
St. Francis Mission starts out for the highway and
on a body wrapped in a tarp and thrown into a ditch. By
time he returns with the police, the body has
Somewhere on the Wind River Reservation is a corpse that
has not received a proper burial. The Arapahos believe
spirit cannot find its way to the ancestors in the Sky
World without the traditional ceremonies. Lost and
the spirit walks the earth trying to get to the Sky World
on its own and causing a great deal of mischief.
But neither Father John nor Vicky Holden, the Arapaho
lawyer, believe a ghost is behind the sudden
of Marcus Deppert, a convicted drug-dealer. Nor is a
responsible for the merciless murder of the young man's
Despite his own troubles—his beloved St. Francis Mission
about to be sold to outside interests with major
development plans—Father John can't forget the lonely
in the ditch. Fearing it was Marcus, he's determined to
find out what happened to the young man. As he follows
Marcus's trail, he realizes someone is following him....
And he suspects that Susan Holden, Vicky's rebellious,
addicted daughter, could be involved in murder—and could
the next intended victim. To protect her daughter, Vicky
willing to pay any price—even that of her own life. The
friendship between Father John and Vicky nears the
point as they draw upon the Arapaho Way for the help they
need to stop a killer, explain the inexplicable, and,
finally, put a ghost to rest.
Wind River Mystery
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