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The Man Who Fell from the Sky

The Man Who Fell from the Sky, August 2016
Wind River #19
by Margaret Coel

Berkley
Featuring: Father John O’Malley; Vicky Holden
292 pages
ISBN: 0425280314
EAN: 9780425280317
Kindle: B00SI02A48
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"Murder and the historical angle with Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid will thrill you!"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Man Who Fell from the Sky
Margaret Coel

Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted January 7, 2017

Mystery Woman Sleuth

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY is book 19 in the Wind River Reservation series and it's also the first book I have read in the series. And, as a newbie must I say that I had no problem whatsoever getting into the book. The only drawback is that there is a lot of history between Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley. They have been through a lot of things since they met years ago. But, reading this book just made me interested in getting the previous books to get to know them better.

Robert Walking Bear is found dead in the Wind River mountains and at first, it looks like it was an accident. However, he has for years been searching the mountains for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map that he inherited. Could it be that he was murdered for the treasure? Had he found it and someone killed him for it? There is no evidence of murder, but an anonymous Arapaho contacts both Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley claiming that he knows that Robert Walking Bear was murdered.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a favorite movie of mine. So, having a plot about Butch Cassidy's buried loot suited me perfect. Everything got even better when I realized that THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY also featured a storyline with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when they had just robbed a train. As for the story in the present, both Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are not really working on the case per se, but they get involved with it when they are both contacted by the alleged witness. I did have my suspicion, an inkling to how everything was connected. I was very suspicious towards a person in the story and it turned out I was right when it came to guessing some of the events.

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY is a good book. It's definitely no problem reading this one as a stand-alone. I liked Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley quite a lot. Having an Arapaho attorney and a priest working cases together is certainly different from what I'm used to reading. It is definitely a pleasant change and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.

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SUMMARY

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel returns to Wind River with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley investigating a lethal link between legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy and a present-day murder…

When Robert Walking Bear’s body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental—except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy’s buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.

It isn’t long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert’s killing.

When one of Robert’s cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest—before more die in search of Cassidy’s cache.


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