Skeleton Man (Leaphorn and Chee Novel #17) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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In 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon--including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the missing diamonds has reappeared . . . and the wolves are on the scent.

Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate a slow, simple kid accused of robbing a trading post. Billy Tuve claims he received the diamond he tried to pawn from a mysterious old man in the canyon, and his story has attracted the dangerous attention of strangers to the Navajo lands--one more interested in a severed limb than in the fortune it was handcuffed to; another willing to murder to keep lost secrets hidden. But nature herself may prove the deadliest adversary, as Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee follow a puzzle--and a killer--down into the dark realm of Skeleton Man.

Praise For…

“Considerable suspense in the race to the bottom of one of the most spectacular and treacherous landscapes Hillerman’s ever explored.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A grand mystery.”
-Denver Post

“One of his strongest and most specific plots...amusingly wry dialogue...keenly observed detail.”
-Santa Fe New Mexican

“A fascinating whodunit and a window into a rich culture....a gem.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061967795
ISBN-10: 0061967793
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: Leaphorn and Chee Novel