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The way of the bear : a Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito novel  Cover Image Book Book

The way of the bear : a Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito novel / Anne Hillerman.


An unexpected death on a lonely road outside of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument raises questions for Navajo Tribal Police officers Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito. Why would a seasoned outdoorsman and well-known paleontologist freeze to death within walking distance of his car? A second death brings more turmoil. Who is the unidentified man killed during a home invasion where nothing much seems to have been taken? Why was he murdered? The Bears Ears area, at the edge of the Navajo Nation, is celebrated for its abundance of early human habitation sites and the discovery of unique fossils which revolutionized the scientific view of how early animals dealt with their changing world. Chee and Manuelito appreciate the area’s scenery and wealth of human and scientific resources, but their visit to this achingly beautiful place is disrupted by a current of unprecedented violence that sweeps them both into danger. Illicit romance, a fossilized jawbone, hints of witchcraft, and a mysterious disappearance during a blizzard add to the peril.  It takes all of Manuelito’s and Chee’s experience, skill, and intuition to navigate the threats that arise and see justice served. -- provided by the publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780062908391
  • ISBN: 0062908391
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Subject: Chee, Jim (Fictitious character)
Manuelito, Bernie > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction
Navajo Indians > Fiction.
Indian reservation police > Fiction
Detective and mystery stories.
Utah > Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction

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  • 47 of 50 copies available at SPARK Libraries.
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