Rock With Wings

Rock With Wings

Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee & Bernadette Manualito Series, Book 2

eBook - 2015
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Amazon Best Mystery of 2015Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter.Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.
Publisher: 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780062270535

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topekasue
Nov 15, 2017

Good character development of Chee and Manuelito. And more beautiful scenery and lots of driving. Arizona and New Mexico are such huge spaces.

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miaone
Oct 13, 2017

I'm enjoying Anne Hillerman's novels much more than I did those of her father. His were so macho, so much from a he-man perspective, that I could sometimes hardly read them. In my opinion, the quality took a huge swoop upwards when Bernadette Manuelito was added to the cast. I'm glad she has stayed, and Chee, too.

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7626dee
May 11, 2017

Authors should not try to continue a previously written series, especially if written by your father. I was always a Hillerman fan, the daughter not so much so-something is missing!

AnnabelleLee27 Sep 28, 2016

Tony Hillerman’s daughter continues series with Chee, Leaphorn, and Manualito. Anne Hillerman did a great job at setting the scene and the interactions between these beloved characters. I thought the mystery was a bit lackluster (as though it were an afterthought). The book was enjoyable but not compelling.

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bdoc
Aug 12, 2016

Excellent! I hope she keeps writing more.

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heinrij
Jan 19, 2016

I didn't think this was as good as her first one. It dragged a bit.. I would rate it "G"

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darkwindow
Dec 13, 2015

I could not stand this book. I gave it 4 pages then I kicked it to the curb !! I really enjoyed that. ICK is too nice a description for this dribble. By the way...... I'm not sorry at all for my comments. When something stinks you gotta let people know.

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pitkerro
Sep 16, 2015

Sorry, but this was just OK for me. NOT Tony Hillerman by a long way.

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pfcpat2
Sep 06, 2015

I've enjoyed both of Anne Hillerman's Bernadette Manuelito books. She seems to be staying true to her father's characters' attributes while expanding Bernie's character and role in the books. The books are very enjoyable. I like the way she continues weaving the Navajo traditions and culture into the story like her father did. I'm glad I don't have to say a permanent goodbye to Tony Hillerman's Navajo world and it's characters. The tradition continues.

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DorisWaggoner
Aug 29, 2015

This second of Tony Hillerman's daughter Anne's continuation of the Navajo tribal police series isn't quite up to her father's speed--yet. I haven't read the first one, but have it on hold. This one's main problem is too many threads, as Bernie and Chee are separated for most of the book, and the plots only comes together at the very end. Some great stuff here, as Bernie deals with her beloved little sister's drinking and lack of motivation on the one hand, and a very strange traffic stop that turns into something most bizarre. She can feel the bad vibes from the man she stops, who doesn't appear to have been drinking or drugging, but who has a loaded pistol in his glove compartment. He offers her a big bribe to "forget this ever happened." The FBI get involved, but won't tell her a thing. That doesn't sit well, and she pursues it anyway, going to see Lt. Leaphorn. He's gotten a laptop, so can communicate better. He has ideas both for this case, and Chee's work on a movie set. He tells Bernie to "be careful." She is, but almost gets herself in trouble anyway. The usual Hillerman historical and cultural background woven into the story. I hope she writes more.

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topekasue
Nov 15, 2017

Chee and Manuelito work independently in tis novel, setting out together for a weekend getaway when Manuelito is called home to check on her mother and Chee stays with his friend who needs help. Each pursues a case, both quite complicated. Chee works within a movie film shoot, while manuelito works a serial murder case and a burning car. Leaphorn makes brief appearances, with greater potential in the following book.

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