Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2002 Pages: 5 Publisher: HarperAudio Nothing had seemed complicated about that earlier one. A con game had gone of sour. A swindler had tried to sell wealthy old Wiley Denton the location of one of the of West's multitude of legendary lost gold mines. Denton had shot the swindler. called the police. confessed the homicide. and done his short prison time. No mystery there. Except why did the rich man's ide vanish The cynics said she was part of the swindle plot. She 'd fled when it failed. But. alas. old Joe Leaphorn was a romantic. He believed in love. and thus the Golden Calf case still troubled him. Now. papers found in this new homicide case connect the victim to Denton and to the mythical Golden Calf Mine. The first Golden Calf victim had been there just hours before Denton killed him. And while Denton was killing him. four children trespass...
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Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road, with a rich ex-con's phone number in his pocket . . . and a tobacco tin nearby filled with tracer gold. It's her initial mishandling of the scene that spells trouble for her supervisor, Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, but it's the echoes of a long-ago crime that call the legendary former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement. Years earlier, Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful, young, and missing wife to a dead end, and his failure has haunted him ever since. But ghosts never sleep in these high, lonely Southwestern hills. And the twisted threads of craven murders past and current may finally be coming together, thanks to secrets once moaned in torment on the desert wind.Review:
"[A] convincingly told, eminently satisfying tale of greed and obsessive love." -- San Diego Union-Tribune
"Hillerman applies a master's skill...winding up with a thrilling, chilling conclusion..." -- Rocky Mountain News
"a mystery that entertains, informs, and, for a time, allows us to enter into another group's unique world." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The love of place...captures the reader's heart even as [the story] engage the intelligence." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune
"One of Hillerman's best. -- Denver Post
"Tony Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller." -- New York Times Book Review
"Tony Hillerman strikes it rich with THE WAILING WIND...fans will treasure this tale." -- Orlando Sentinel
"There's a reason why Tony Hillerman is the master of the American Indian detective novel. " -- Sante Fe New Mexican
"Gale force hit!" -- People
"[Hillerman] is a master at his game." -- Chattanooga Times
Gale force hit! --People
"Hillerman has become a national literary and cultural sensation."--Los Angeles Times
"Hillerman repeatedly shines in this masterfully complex new novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Gale force hit!"--People
"Tony Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller."--New York Times Book Review
Hillerman has become a national literary and cultural sensation. --Los Angeles Times"
Tony Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller. --New York Times Book Review"
Hillerman repeatedly shines in this masterfully complex new novel. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Gale force hit! --People"
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