Dance of the Thunder Dogs [NOOK Book]


Wounded and estranged from his partner and love interest, Anna Turnipseed, Emmett Parker has come home after 13 years of federal law enforcement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At once a son of the Comanche and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides--and is about to discover which side pulls harder.
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Wounded and estranged from his partner and love interest, Anna Turnipseed, Emmett Parker has come home after 13 years of federal law enforcement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At once a son of the Comanche and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides--and is about to discover which side pulls harder.
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
A fine, action-packed thriller.
Round Table Reviews
A complex story of honor and excellent book, full of twists.
Publishers Weekly
In Mitchell's impressive fifth mystery (after 2003's Sky Woman Falling) featuring federal investigator Emmett Quanah Parker, the badly injured Parker has returned home to Oklahoma. His Comanche brethren, along with members of neighboring tribes, come together to honor Parker with a dance. A surprise appearance by the U.S. president-who for some odd reason is unnamed-confirms the high esteem in which Parker and his work are held. Days later, however, Parker comes to the aid of his old friend Jerome Crowe and finds himself the object of an intense manhunt. Crowe, who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, had confided to Parker that he was investigating money from land use fees being rerouted to other accounts. When Crowe is murdered, Parker is the prime suspect in the land-use scam as well as Crowe's death. It's a little farfetched that the well-regarded Parker could fall so far from grace, but the longstanding animosity between Parker and federal agent Michael Mangas, another boyhood acquaintance, makes the suspicion more understandable. If the primary villain is a bit too removed from the heart of the story, the endless tumble of breathless events, including Parker's rushing into practice artillery fire on an army base and a truly mind-boggling feat involving train tracks, makes that a very small complaint. Agent, Eleanor Wood at the Spectrum Agency. (Nov. 2) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101143599
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Emmett Parker Mystery , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 185,691
  • File size: 452 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Super mystery

    BIA investigator Emmett Parker is home after thirteen years away solving tribal crimes. He is recuperating from a wound in his chest made from an axe during an Upstate new York case. Although being at home is an adjustment, his tribe is proud of his accomplishments and honors him at a pow wow attended by the president thanks to the Assistant Chief of Staff being his former lover Dagen Kirsch. They have a romantic encounter that makes Emmett feel better than he has since he broke up with FBI Agent Anna Turniseed before Dagen returns to DC............................ BIA Agent Jerome Crow asks Emmett to help him prove that he was not embezzling trust fund oil money from the tribe. Jerome asks Emmett to meet him at a place where they will interrogate a suspect. Emmett reluctantly agrees, but at the rendezvous point he finds Jerome dying. An FBI agent observing Emmett pull a knife out of Jerome¿s chest concludes that Emmett killed Jerome. While on the lam, Emmett links this homicide with two others to hide a conspiracy to siphon tribal funds earned from oil............................ DANCE OF THE THUNDER DOGS is a fascinating crime thriller that places an innocent person on the run from his law enforcement peers while also trying to clear his name. Always a maverick, Emmett has few friends he can count on while obsessed FBI Agent Mengas continues to chase him. Their hound and fox interplay makes for a fine action-packed thriller that Tony Hillerman¿s fans will believe is outstanding............................. Harriet Klausner

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