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

By Tony Hillerman

The automobile fireplace 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 via the slaying of his friend Del, and confounded by way of the major 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 fancy weave of greed and demise that consists of a ancient locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as continuously, within the shadows so as to add a wierd and lethal new twist.

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I thought it was the lights of a car. " Ji smiled and nodded. "I remember that," he said. "It looked like it might rain. Rain clouds back over the mountains. It rains a lot in my country and I miss it out here. " Chee asked. Ji thought. S. " "Ah, yes," Ji said. " That would have been Delbert's Unit 44. " "You would have passed it," Chee said. " "I didn't notice it," Ji said. " Mr. Ji thought about it. "Probably," he said. " And that was exactly all they learned. From the parking lot, they drove southward down 666, across the San Juan bridge.

But what did it file://G:\NEW DOWNLOADS\Tony Hillerman - 22 novels\Hillerman, Tony- [Leaph... 2010/10/17 Tony Hillerman - [Leaphorn & Chee 10] - Coyote Waits Page 50 of 138 have to do with the murder of Delbert Nez? Chee shifted his weight in the hard chair, stretched his legs and thought about that—reexamining the thinking that had led him here. The question that troubled him most wasn't motive for murder. He knew the motive. Whiskey. Todilhil, the Navajos had named it. Water of Darkness if you translated that word into biligaana language.

Chee noticed her forehead, her cheeks rosy in the reflected light. Skin as smooth as silk. Her eyes were intense, staring at something. An intelligent face. A classy face. She frowned. " She gestured. " "That's what was bothering Delbert," Chee said, and made a chuckling sound. "That's the artwork of our phantom vandal. Delbert noticed somebody had been painting those formations maybe six weeks ago. " "It bothered him? I don't guess there's a law against it. Nothing specific anyway," she said. "But it bothers me too.

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