"Randy Attwood has done a gutsy thing. He has gone up against the legacy of Tony Hillerman... Even better he wins the bet." ~Steve Glassman, Midwest Review of Books
About Heart Chants:
Burnt-out former foreign correspondent Phillip McGuire is happy owning and running a bar in Lawrence, Kansas. He's happy with his new house in the country. But he's not happy.
When two female Navajo students go missing from Haskell Indian college, he agrees to shelter a third. And then a mysterious, beautiful, Chinese woman stumbles into his life, pursuing a hidden agenda.
All the while, a half-Navajo young man begins to execute a plan to reopen the gates to the Holy People so that the Navajo may receive new gifts to rid themselves of the White Man.
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About the Author
The first half of Randy’s adult career was in newspaper journalism where he won numerous writing awards and was twice honored with the investigative reporting award by the KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism. The second half of his career was as Director of University Relations for The University of Kansas Medical Center before he transitioned to retirement as the media relations officer for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
Randy lives in Kansas City where he is busy promoting his eclectic fiction and creating new works."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Navajo girls are being abducted. To save girls from multiple continents and backgrounds, they hide out in our damaged "hero's" newly constructed home. History lessons ensue. While the writing is fresh with vivid descriptions, the narrative does not present itself as a suspenseful read. It primarily presents as history lessons. While this is interesting, It is not what was initially presented in the first couple of chapters. Characters are varied but rather reserved. Overall, an adequate read.
The protagonist of this compelling mystery is unusual: Philip McGuire is neither above-it-all Hero, nor forget-it-all Anti,hero. Instead, he is quite simply human: somewhat disfigured and disabled by Hezbollah torture, a man seeking peace, a home, a And heaven on earth. Instead, he is a trouble magnet, not for himself, but for troubled others, especially women. At our first encounter, he is incapacitated from a beating incurred while protecting a young Chinese lady; and charging himself with protection for this woman and a Navajo college coed. As an enticing backdrop to this plot is the Navajo Creation Story and the obsession of a generational Navajo witch to recreate the planet to restore the true way of life of The People (the Navajo).