Coyote Waits (Joe Leaphorn Jim Chee Novels) by Tony Hillerman

By Tony Hillerman

The auto hearth did not kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the previous guy in ownership of the homicide weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by means of the slaying of his friend Del, and confounded through the leading suspect's refusal to utter a unmarried observe of confession or denial. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there's even more to this outrage than what seems to be at the floor, as he and Jim Chee got down to resolve a posh weave of greed and demise that comprises a ancient locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as constantly, within the shadows so as to add an odd and lethal new twist.

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Cranky. But no meaner than most. And he told me he'd quit that drinking. Wonder what he had to burn up that officer for. " Leaphorn noticed that Professor Bourebonette looked surprised and impressed. He was neither. McGinnis was shrewd. And why else would Leaphorn be coming here to talk to him? Now McGinnis was pouring water from a five-gallon can into his coffeepot. He struck a match to light his butane stove and put the pot on it. "I understand he won't talk about it," Leaphorn said. McGinnis stopped adjusting the flame.

It sat in space number seventeen in a weedy parking lot guarded by a sign that declared: SHIP ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER/STAFF PARKING ONLY Janet Pete parked her little Toyota two-door beside the jeep. She'd changed out of her go-see-a-sick-friend skirt into jeans and a long-sleeved blue shirt. "There it is. Exactly as you planned," she said. " She motioned to the cars streaming out of the teacher/staff parking lot, a surprising number it seemed to Chee. " "I want to know who I'm talking to," Chee said, climbing out.

Probably no one. He turned the page, scanned it. Turned it again. And again. And again. " file://G:\NEW DOWNLOADS\Tony Hillerman - 22 novels\Hillerman, Tony- [Leaph... 2010/10/17 Tony Hillerman - [Leaphorn & Chee 10] - Coyote Waits Page 51 of 138 The person who signed for them was William Redd. Chee pursed his lips. He turned the page again. William Redd had also required the same tapes the previous day, and the day before, and the day before that. He jotted the name and address in his notebook and glanced at his watch.

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