The Sacred Bridge: A Novel (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, 7)

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Jim Chee is vacationing in Antelope Canyon, hoping to find a sacred cave his mentor, Joe Leaphorn, told him about. But Chee discovers a dead body in Lake Powell, and the local police need him to stick around for a couple days and help with the investigation since he speaks Navajo. Discovering the killer puts Chee in real jeopardy. Meanwhile, back home in Shiprock, Chee’s wife Bernadette Manuelito witnesses a deliberate hit-and-run death, and she is given an undercover assignment to go into a hemp farm on native land to try to get information that will bring the killer to justice. The danger she faces is great and even puts her mother and sister at risk.

Anne Hillerman has carried on the franchise of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mysteries started by her father, Tony Hillerman, with great aplomb and a deft writing style. The Southwest setting and the weaving in of Navajo culture are always a treat for readers. The characters are genuine, the story is compelling and complex, and the writing is gorgeous. This is the sixth book in Anne Hillerman’s series, but it reads well as a stand-alone story. Mystery lovers will love this one.

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Author Anne Hillerman
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 12-Apr-2022
ISBN 9780062908360 Buy this Book
Issue July 2022
Category Popular Fiction