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Hunting Badger (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #14)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Chapter 2: sneak peak!

    Falconpaw woke up to a scream. His ears flattened. Thdn he realized HE had sceamed. Dawnpaw and Dewpaw where stareing at him. "S-sorry." He stuttered. "I-i dont know why i sceamed." Dewpaw sighed and went back to sleep. Dawnpaw padded out. Falconpaw remevered now! In his dream, he had been running frpom claws. Huge claws. Badger claws! They had ripped him apart, limb by limb. He shuddered. Mousepaw stuck his head in. "You ok?" "Fine. Just a dream. A bad one." Moisepaw laughed. "Why would you sceafm in a good one?" "Good point." END OF SNEAK PEAK!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Hillerman's Characters and Plot Evolve in Interesting Ways

    This book has many appealing features. The usual reservation context is there, built up from a mixture of magic, myth, vistas, and cultural conflicts. My favorite characters in the series all have pretty good sized roles, including Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, Cowboy Dashee, and Bernie Manuelito. The mystery has lots of misdirection, but not so much that you can't separate the red herrings from the real clues. The context between the reservation and nonreservation worlds becomes richer. And finally, the characters develop new depth and expand their relationships in significant ways. The plot also has some twists in it that are different from other Hillerman novels. I particularly like balance in my novels, and this one is the most balanced I remember in the series. Almost all of the elements that could be touched on are, and they add to the enjoyment of the story and the reader's connection to the characters. The book opens with a violent crime in which three criminals working in close coordination hijack the Ute Casino's winnings. One security officer is killed, and another is seriously wounded. Soon, the FBI's theory is that the crooks are long gone, due to the disappearance of a small plane. Joe Leaphorn's retired, and Jim Chee's on vacation. Yet, soon they are at the point in tracking down the criminals. As usual, their superior knowledge and openmindedness about what they hear allow them to draw conclusions that occur to no one else. Where else are those who should know the most ignored? Find those people and listen to them. You may well have a Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee available to help you. Anyone who is a Tony Hillerman fan will have lots of fun with this one! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Never Disapponts

    It's been a long time since I picked up a Hillerman book-too long. This was an excellant read. The characters are just as strong as they were in the first novel. Would highly recommend it to all mystery fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    Great as usual!!

    I'm only half way through the book and can't wait for the next one. It's always interesting to see how Mr. Hillerman ties each new book to the previous one. They are not sequels, but I learned by reading 'Coyote Waits' 1st that you really need to read them in the order they were written to enjoy each one to the fullest. My only disappointment is that it is so long between books, but I guess if Mr. Hillerman wrote them faster they might not be as good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    Another beautifully written work

    Although the plot of Hunting Badger is not wildly different from Hillerman's many Jim Chee novels, it's still a very satisfying read. Hillerman's writing reflects the gentle candence I associate with Native American speech, and I love to 'listen' to the words as I read. So, rather than look for a new plot twist or a different kind of suspense, I enjoy the soft, thoughtful approach of Hillerman's protagonists. Keep them coming, Mr. Hillerman.

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