The legendary American storyteller is back with another blockbuster novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee. Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery. The simpleminded boy nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help, and Chee and his fiancee, Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it. The key to proving the boy's innocence lies in a horrific airline disaster that occurred fifty years ago. Around the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, Chee must find the remains of one of the passengers who had handcuffed to his wrist an attache case filled with a fortune in diamonds - one of which seems to have turned up in the robbery. But with Hillerman it's never that simple. There are more people searching for the body of the long dead diamond dealer, and some of them are willing to kill to lay their hands upon the precious cache. Culminating deep in the canyon during a thunderous monsoon, it's a race to the finish to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man.
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This book comes from a "New York Times" Bestselling author. Certain that the simpleminded kid nailed for a robbery is innocent, Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant, Joe Leaphorn, comes out of retirement to try to prove the wrongly accused boy's innocence. To do that he needs to find the remains of one of the 172 people, whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster fifty years in the past. But Joe Leaphorn isn't the only person hoping to unearth the secrets of the Skeleton Man...Review:
`A first-rate story of suspense and mystery'
-- The New Yorker
`I love these books. Tony Hillerman is a superb storyteller' -- Glasgow Herald
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Book Description HarperTorch, 2006. Mass-market paperback. Book Condition: New. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris_0011304
Book Description HarperTorch, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11006056346X