By Tony Hillerman
The auto hearth did not kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the outdated guy in ownership of the homicide weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by means of the slaying of his friend Del, and confounded via the major suspect's refusal to utter a unmarried be aware of confession or denial. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there's even more to this outrage than what looks at the floor, as he and Jim Chee got down to get to the bottom of a posh weave of greed and dying that comprises a historic locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as continuously, within the shadows so as to add an odd and lethal new twist.
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And it's good to see you back again, Ma'am. Can you come on in and have something to drink? Or maybe join me at my supper. " Professor Bourebonette was smiling broadly. "Mr. " She held out her hand. McGinnis took it, awkwardly, his face expressing an emotion Leaphorn had never seen there before. Shyness? Embarrassment? "I got it," McGinnis said. "Wasn't necessary. " He ushered them through the gloomy dimness of his store toward his living quarters in the back. Not much stock, Leaphorn noticed.
But Chee's interest was in the teacher. Mr. Huan Ji stood beside his desk, his back to the class and his profile to Chee, staring out the classroom window. He was a small man, and thin, rigidly erect, with short-cropped black hair and a short-cropped mustache showing gray. He wore gray slacks, a blue jacket, and a white shirt with a tie neatly in place and looked, therefore, totally misplaced in Ship Rock High School. His unblinking eyes studied something about level with the horizon. Seeing what?
The front door opened and McGinnis stood in it, looking out at them. "After closing time," he said. " file://G:\NEW DOWNLOADS\Tony Hillerman - 22 novels\Hillerman, Tony- [Leaph... 2010/10/17 Tony Hillerman - [Leaphorn & Chee 10] - Coyote Waits Page 34 of 138 He was smaller than Leaphorn remembered—a white-haired, bent old man in faded blue overalls. But he identified Leaphorn as soon as he climbed out of the car. "Be damned," McGinnis said. "Here comes the Sherlock Holmes of the Navajo Tribal Police.