Skeleton Man

Skeleton Man

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In 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon--including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the missing diamonds has reappeared . . . and the wolves are on the scent.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 104.14 x 185.42 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Harper
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0061967793
  • 9780061967795
  • 364,396

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One of his strongest and most specific plots...amusingly wry dialogue...keenly observed detail. --Santa Fe New Mexican"
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Review Text

"Considerable suspense in the race to the bottom of one of the most spectacular and treacherous landscapes Hillerman's ever explored." Kirkus Reviews
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5,378 ratings
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5 28% (1,521)
4 42% (2,246)
3 26% (1,388)
2 4% (191)
1 1% (32)
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