The Drowning Man

The Drowning Man

Large Print - 2007
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When a priceless Arapaho artifact is stolen, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley join forces to find the culprits, only to discover that the crime may be linked to an unsolved case involving stolen artifacts and murder.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780786293216
0786293217
Branch Call Number: Mystery Coel Large Type
Characteristics: large print
529 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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DorisWaggoner
Jul 14, 2016

As always, Coel slips in Arapaho history and culture in this fast-paced modern mystery. Vicky's desire to serve her people places her in danger, not for the first time. Father John's feelings for her, which he tries to keep in check, cause him to avoid her when they'd be able to solve the mystery more quickly if they worked together. A stolen sacred petroglyph mirrors a similar crime 7 yrs before. Everyone assumes the same man chiseled it out of the rock. Several side plots come together at the end. Coel, as usual, contrasts the white and Indian cultures, and makes you feel the vastness of the plains as a positive for those who live there. The reader also feels the summer heat.

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