The Shaman's Game (Shaman Mysteries) by James D. Doss

By James D. Doss

For tribes of the yank Southwest, the yearly sunlight Dance is one of the so much solemn and sacred of rituals. yet in recent times demise has been an uninvited visitor on the hallowed ceremony. Ute tribal policeman Charlie Moon is wondered. The deceased solar Dancers sustained no noticeable, life-ending accidents, so he's reluctant to name it homicide -- although there's absolutely not anything "natural" concerning the surprising, inexplicable deaths of 2 robust and fit males. not like her skeptical nephew, besides the fact that, Charlie's aunt, shaman Daisy Perika, trusts the indicators the spirits have despatched her of a very good evil of their midst. And Moon's matukach good friend, Police leader Scott Parris, believes the obdurate, good-natured Ute lawman should still glance past the rational for solutions. but Charlie Moon is familiar with too good that hatred, bitterness, and fable are frequently at the back of deadly acts -- and he hopes those very human failings will divulge to him a killer. yet now a gorgeous adolescence buddy has stepped into harm's manner and time is operating out. For demise is at the prowl once again -- and it'll definitely darken the sunlight Dance back.

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The Shaman's Game (Shaman Mysteries)

For tribes of the yankee Southwest, the yearly solar Dance is without doubt one of the such a lot solemn and sacred of rituals. yet in recent times demise has been an uninvited visitor on the hallowed ceremony. Ute tribal policeman Charlie Moon is questioned. The deceased sunlight Dancers sustained no noticeable, life-ending accidents, so he's reluctant to name it homicide -- even though there's without doubt not anything "natural" concerning the unexpected, inexplicable deaths of 2 robust and fit males.

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Daisy Perika patted her friend’s hand. ” Old Popeye Woman raised a brow over the singular eye. ” Daisy chuckled and reached to pull at the boy’s ear. “Charlie’s here with me,” she said to the blind woman. “And,” she added as an afterthought, “Myra Cornstone’s here too. ” The one who bedded down with a no-account white man and had herself a child who looks like a plump strawberry. ” Myra smiled. “Good evening, Mrs. ” She nodded at the blind woman’s little escort. Billy Antelope hung his head shyly.

Charlie Moon’s eyes were fixed on the angel. Little Rope Boy stared without blinking. Even the punks leaning against the rear wall were entranced by the purity of her beauty. This must be the good fairy who’d left dimes under their pillows in exchange for bloody little teeth. But as the evening progressed, even they would understand…this was an angel from heaven. Myra Cornstone glanced at her date. To her, it seemed that Charlie Moon’s mouth was hanging open; his eyes popping. What big dummies these men were.

Those who count themselves wise insist that this is only an ordinary two-lane highway, with a long stripe of yellow on its back. But others mutter: “Count the number of those who die where this serpent’s belly crawls. ” The reptile rubs its scaly side against the casino—where the faithful come, the blind…the crippled…the poor. And those soon to be poor. These pilgrims arrive in twos and threes in shiny cars and dusty pickup trucks. They come as families, and bring their children. They are hauled in by the dozens in gleaming buses.

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