Death Along the Spirit Road by C. M. Wendelboe

By C. M. Wendelboe

First in a brand new sequence that includes FBI agent Manny Tanno- a local American returning to the reservation domestic he idea he left at the back of. The physique of neighborhood local American land developer Jason crimson Cloud is located at the website for his new hotel at the Pine Ridge Reservation. A conflict membership is lodged in his skull-appearing as though a person can have played a ritual on the crime scene. FBI exact Agent Manny Tanno arrives in Pine Ridge to discover that now not every thing has replaced for the reason that he left. His former rival, now accountable for the Tribal Police, is simply as sour as ever, and has no purpose of constructing Manny's existence effortless. And the spirit of pink Cloud haunting Manny's desires isn't really a lot support both, leaving him on his personal in removing a cold-blooded killer-and one misstep may possibly ship him down the spirit highway as well..

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Willie shook his head. “He said the evidence tech got all he could when he processed the scene. ‘Even a Hotshot federal Apple couldn’t find anything else of value here,’” he told me. How much evidence had been destroyed since the tribal cops left? Powerless to rectify Lumpy’s screwup, Manny breathed deeply to calm himself. ” Willie led Manny to a shallow dip in the field where the crime scene tape was held fast by a wooden stake. Even before they got to the spot, Manny pinched his nostrils shut.

At any other agency even a rookie would have been ashamed to have that piece of trash belittling him every day. It was only Lumpy’s desk. But Manny felt sadness for him. A cheap-motel-room Charles Russell print hung on one wall, next to a spiderwebbed photo of a young Leon Looks Twice. He wore his finest Western duds: a shirt with pearl buttons and a Stetson placed at the obligatory rakish angle. Manny strained to recall him as a young officer. Lumpy had always taken a liking to stars of the Western screen—John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Ben Johnson—and had fancied himself looking like those old greats.

Big-time. ” Manny laughed. “Well, she’ll give me hell when she sees how I let myself go. ” Before Willie could turn around, the dispatcher ordered him to respond to the powwow grounds on the west end of Pine Ridge. A drunk had staggered into the middle of the road trying to flag down passing cars. “I’m on an investigation,” Willie radioed back. A brief lull followed before Lumpy’s voice blared across the police radio. “You want to see your retirement, you’ll do your follow-up another time. ” Willie apologized to Manny.

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