A Native American working on his Ph.D. A cop blinded in the line of duty. A chic resort's only hope to stop a killer cold in his tracks. GHOST DANCERA Howard Moon Deer MysteryOnce a land of Pueblo dwellers, the town of San Geronimo Peak, New Mexico, is prime ski country. P.I. Howard Moon Deer and ex-cop Jack Wilder are headed there to meet their first client-a former U.S. senator and the ski slope's owner. Instead, they find his body-and a murder case to solve.Overrun with pleasure seekers, plunderers, and fanatics, San Geronimo has no shortage of suspects. But investigating the senator's two very different daughters, his political enemies, and his complex business dealings leads only to false clues. Then the senator's granddaughter is kidnapped-and the new detectives are plunged into a dangerous race for a little girl's life...and for their own. "Terrific...I couldn't put it down."-Margaret Truman, author of Murder at the Watergate "A clever, sexy, modern mystery. Imagine Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin in contemporary New Mexico. I look forward to more adventures for this engaging team."-Tom Savage, author of The Inheritance
About the Author
Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.
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Ghost Dancer based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Could have used a little more Amerind atmosphere, ala Tony Hillerman. Will definitely read the next one!
If you're Tony Hillerman fan like I am, you'll truly enjoy Ghost Dancer. This is the first book in the Howard Moon Deer series and, although the book 'stands alone,' I'd recommend reading it before the others in the series since Westbrook provides background on the characters that should help to better appreciate the later books. It's an intricate, well-woven, modern-day mystery spiced up with just enough sex and romance. The main characters are a retired, blind police detective from S.F. who has started a private investigation practice in N.M. w/ a Native American who is working on his doctorate degree. However, there are numerous other characters who are masterly described by Westbrook. Westbrook wraps up the ending nicely, something that I found somewhat disappointing in Hillerman's latest book, Hunting Badger. I just started Warrior Circle, the second of three books in the HOward Moon Deer series and it looks like another winner. Have already bought Red Moon, the third in the series.