Song of the Lion

Song of the Lion

A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel

Book - 2017
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When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon. But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes. Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police's investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062391919
Branch Call Number: HILL
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 09, 2019

Bernie Manuelito investigates a car bombing at a basketball game. The car belongs to a school alum she remembers who is now mediating a Grand Canyon resort proposal. Good. Enjoy these tales with Bernie, her husband Jim Chee and their mentor Joe Leaphorn.

Nov 20, 2017

I enjoyed the first two books in this new series by Anne Hillerman, but this third one was hard to read. Nothing about the story was interesting to me, and there was too much repetition.
Too many pages would go by before something happened, and even then it was never gripping. There was simply too little action in this book, and too much driving for long distances while the main characters tried in vain to contact each other by cell phones that didn't work out in the desert.

Oct 03, 2017

Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito are tasked with protecting a mediator whose job is ease relations between parties who do or do not want a resort built in the Grand Canyon. While Anne H. continues in the field of her father - Navajo culture - and does a credible job.

Jun 24, 2017

Misogynist fans of Tony Hillerman should just stop reading Anne's books. These are brilliantly written and faithfully follow the characters Tony laid out . However, Anne has moved about half of the perspective to Bernie, and that upsets some people. These are NOT romance books. Traditional Navajo (like Bernie, Leaphorn and Chee) people do not flaunt their sexual desires or discuss private matters--so no groping, no heavy breathing, no throbbing members. Anne is trying to faithfully follow the character of her characters--not turn them into pseudo white people. What one review calls cheesy I find charming and revealing, then then I don't like trashy bodice-ripper tripe.

May 18, 2017

Excellent read. Great author. Good character and story development.

Dec 16, 2016

don't forget ebook copies

Dec 04, 2016

(The third book in the Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series)

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