Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden is embroiled in yet another criminal investigation on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation. Father John O'Malley discovers the bodies of three Shoshone men at a former battleground that more than a century ago was where the Shoshones massacred many Arapaho.

When Vicky's client, ne'er-do-well Arapaho Frankie Montana, is arrested for the murders, tension in both tribes threatens to reignite tribal wars of the past. Believing her client innocent, Vicky searches for the true killer, while remain-ing conflicted about her feelings for law partner Adam Lone Eagle and her unrequited love for Father O'Malley.

Mystery and suspense are never in short supply on the Wind River Reservation. Intrigue is expertly fueled by the ancient hostilities between the Arapaho and Shoshone, inviting a host of suspects. At the heart of this fast-paced novel is the emotional, yet platonic, relationship between Vicky and Father O'Malley, as they search for a common ground in a friendship that appears never destined for romance. (Sep., 336 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick