"Murder and the historical angle with Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid will thrill you!"
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
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
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.
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel
returns to Wind River with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and
Father John Oâ€™Malley investigating a lethal link between
legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy and a present-day murderâ€¦
When Robert Walking Bearâ€™s body is found in the Wind River
mountains, his death appears to be accidentalâ€”except for the
fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidyâ€™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 isnâ€™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 Oâ€™Malley are contacted
by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robertâ€™s
When one of Robertâ€™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 earnestâ€”before more die in search of
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