The First Eagle (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #13)

The First Eagle (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #13)

by Tony Hillerman
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The First Eagle (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #13) by Tony Hillerman

When Acting Lt. Jim Chee catches a Hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open. Now retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hot-headed female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest. The scientist disappeared from the same area the same day the Navajo cop was murdered. Is she a suspect or another victim? And what about a report that a skinwalker--a Navajo witch--was seen at the same time and place too? For Leaphorn and Chee, the answers lie buried in a complicated knot of superstition and science, in a place where the worlds of native peoples and outside forces converge and collide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061743665
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Series: Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series , #13
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 35,149
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

Hometown:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1925

Date of Death:

October 26, 2008

Place of Birth:

Sacred Heart, Oklahoma

Place of Death:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966

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First Eagle (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #13) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Tony Hillerman and it saddened me when he died to think there would be no further adventures with Chee and Leaphorn however, this book had 26 pages of introductory notes and 5 empty pages at the end. This one should have been deeply discounted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many misspellings interrrupt smooth reading, and plot repeated often; weak conclusion and not as gripping as earlier works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tony Hillerman is my favorite author. Every book is unique. 'The First Eagle' was a gripping novel--I read it in one sitting! If there is anyone out there who has not yet read a Hillerman novel, you are truly missing out. His novels are very symbolic and they way he writes allows the reader to picture the story he tells. He really dives into the culture and customs of the Navajo Way. I love reading books that are both entertaining and educational. His books offer a challenging alternative to the other novels on the market today. I can't wait for the next one!
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I am an old New Mexico boy and I have been to the places Mr. Hillerman writes about. His knowledge of the history, customs and traditions of the Navajo People is right on. I find his ability to weave a fictitious mystery through these customs and traditions a wonderful art. I have read all that he has written and each in it's own way takes me on a remarkable journey that no other author has shown me. Thank you Mr. Hillerman, I will miss you.
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