"For fans of Aimee and David Thurlo and Tony Hillerman"
Vicky Holden loves the land of the Arapahos, the Wind
River Reservation in central Wyoming, but she still leaves
her home to take a job in Denver. The attorney needs to
get away from the Jesuit priest Father O'Malley because
they both have feelings for one other that are
inappropriate. She also has to get away from her ex-
husband, who wants to reconcile, but he keeps falling off
the wagon and he is a mean drunk.
In Denver, Vicky currently works on a mineral rights
case on behalf of the Navaho Nation. However, she receives
a call from Vince Lewis, a vice president of Balder
Industries, famous for their diamond minding operations.
He tells her that he has information she needs to know
involving the Wind River Reservation, but before they meet
a hit and run driver kills Vince.
Back on the reservation, Father John hears the
confession of a man who says his partner killed a man in a
place sacred to the Arapaho. The police rule the man's
death a suicide but Father John knows somebody killed him
and there will be more deaths if the person isn't stopped.
Vicky and Father John are coming at the same problem from
different angles, both of them putting their lives in
Fans of Aimee and David Thurlo and Tony Hillerman will
definitely enjoy this fast paced mystery starring two
likable, believable and colorful protagonists. The heroine
is a role model for women everywhere and the hero not only
understands the underlying concepts of justice, he abides
by them in his life. THE THUNDER KEEPER by Margaret Coel
is a definite keeper.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 30, 2001