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

By Tony Hillerman

The auto fireplace did not kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the outdated guy in ownership of the homicide weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated through the slaying of his pal Del, and confounded through the best 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 looks at the floor, as he and Jim Chee got down to resolve a posh weave of greed and loss of life that comprises a historic locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as continually, within the shadows so as to add an odd and lethal new twist.

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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. " he asked Janet. She looked at him, surprised. " "Not exactly," he said. " "I was in the hospital in Albuquerque for weeks," Chee said. " "Okay," Janet said. " "You have a better reason than I do," Chee said.

Besides Dr. " Mrs. Keeyani was sitting beside him, getting her stuff together. file://G:\NEW DOWNLOADS\Tony Hillerman - 22 novels\Hillerman, Tony- [Leaph... 2010/10/17 Tony Hillerman - [Leaphorn & Chee 10] - Coyote Waits Page 32 of 138 "He used to work with a man from Tucson. Somebody named Dr. Drabner. But not this year, I think. And then there was an old professor from the University of Utah. " "I think that was a Dr. Justin Milovich," Bourebonette said. " "Milovich," Mrs. Keeyani said. She climbed out of the car, where three dogs greeted her with much tail wagging, jumping, and rowdy enthusiasm.

He would have to get back into doing some exercises. He took a long, deep breath and squatted beside her. Two narrow, rectangular shapes had been pressed into the earth, the proper distance apart to have been made by the feet of a ladder. "A determined painter," Janet said. "With a plan, obviously. Why else haul a ladder up in here? " Chee was examining the holes the ladder had left. He was wishing they'd climbed in here when the light was better. "I think that's interesting," Janet said. He stood and brushed off his jeans with his good hand, wondering if Nez actually caught the son-of-a-bitch.

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