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Published by Berkley Prime Crime, 1September
2015. ISBN: 978-0-425-26466-9 (PB)
The creator moves in mysterious
ways in this Vicki Holden/Father John O’Malley novel, which begins with an
unknown person confessing to a murder in the Confessional booth and soon
thereafter Vicki finding a rancher shot in the head in his truck on the side of
a road. Further mysteries crop up in the form of missing ranch hands from
the murdered man’s buffalo breeding ranch. A more astonishing event at
the ranch is the birth of a rare white buffalo, considered a sacred creature by
the Arapaho and other Native Americans as a message from the creator.
Intertwined with all this activity, of course, is
Vicki’s law practice in which she is currently defending a client involved in
an assault case who she suspects may be in some way responsible for rifle shots
on several pickups intended to scare non-native cowboys away so jobs would
become available for Arapahos.
The Wind River series is replete with sensitivity
toward the Arapaho people and their way of life. This is especially
obvious with the legend of the white buffalo. Vicki is a sympathetic
character made more poignant with her somewhat ambiguous relationship with her
lover, a high-powered lawyer more accustomed to dealing with oil and gas
corporations on behalf of Native American tribes than Vicki’s low-end clients
needing wills, defense for minor crimes and the like. The novels in the
series are always interesting and easy to read, and are recommended.
Margaret Coel is the New York
Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed novels featuring
Father John O’Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as the Catherine McLeod
Mysteries and several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she
is considered an expert on the Arapaho Indians. A native of Colorado, she
resides in Boulder.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.