Skeleton Man

Skeleton Man

Audiobook CD - 2004
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"Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate a slow, simple kid accused of robbing a trading post. Billy Tuve claims he received the diamond he tried to pawn from a mysterious old man in the canyon, and his story has attracted the dangerous attention of strangers to the Navajo lands - one more interested in a severed limb than in the fortune it was handcuffed to; another willing to murder to keep lost secrets hidden. But nature herself may prove the deadliest adversary, as Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee follow a puzzle - and a killer - down into the dark realm of Skeleton Man."
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9781419315862
Call Number: HILLERMAN
Characteristics: 6 compact discs (6hrs. 30 min.] : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
New Mexico -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Police -- New Mexico -- Fiction.
Indian reservation police -- Fiction.
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Chee, Jim (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.


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Jan 13, 2014

The basis for this book is a true story: In 1956 two commercial airliners collided and crashed into the Grand Canyon. There were no survivors. 128 perished. "Skeleton Man" is set in the present time, but the plot plays heavy to the 1956 crash, and in particular the contents one of the male passenger's small briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. Even though the book's plot scenario right up to the ending is telegraphed early on, and the characters are a little undeveloped and stale, this is still an enjoyable story to listen to on a rainy day. Especially for those who share enthusiasm for the American South-west desert country. 6 audio CDs, well and clearly performed. Recommended.


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