(From the publisher):
On the windswept plains of Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, Arapahos have gathered for the Ethete powwow, a time to reaffirm the balance of harmony in life. But balance and harmony quickly give way to fear and confusion when respected tribal chariman Henry Castle is found murdered at the powwow camp, and the evidence points to the chairman's nephew. Father John O'Mally, S.J., pastor of St. Francis Mission, and Vicky Holdon, Arapho attorney, do not believe that Anthony Castle-one of the most promising people in the reservation-is capable of murder. Together they set out to find the real criminal and clear Anthony's name.
The trail that Father John and Vicky follow winds across the high plains of the Wind River Reservation into Arapaho homes and community centers and the fraud-infested world of Indian oil and land deals. Eventually it leads to the past-the Old Time-when Arapahos were forced to leave their homes on the central plains and relocate on the reservation. It is through the horrendous crimes committed then that Father John and Vicky discover the motive for the murder of the tribal chairman a century later. But as they get close to the killer, they become the next targets.
"The Eagle Catcher" is a tightly crafted mystery that blends Native American culture and history with contemporary issues and fast paced action. It introduces two intelligent, compassionate sleuths: Father John O'Mally, S.J., a history scholar and recovering alcoholic, exiled to an Indian mission in the Great Plains, and Vicky Holden, an attorney who, after ten years in the outside world, has returned to the reservatin to help her people.
Original title: The Eagle Catcher
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense