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This is Tony Hillerman's latest novel -- and hisbest audio by far. He departs from his trademark terrain of Navajo mysteriesto a story he has wanted to tell for decades.
Ricky Mathias, an American pilot, dies in the last days of the Vietnam War,his infant daughter orphaned somewhere in southeast Asia. Her uncle Malcolm'Moon' Mathias must set aside his job as a newspaper editor and his naggingself doubt to find the little girl. From the streets of Manila, to a ruralcockfight, into a Filipino prison on Palawan Island, and, finally acrossthe South China Sea to where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge is turning Cambodia intokilling fields and Communist rockets are beginning to fall on the outskirtsof Saigon.
Finding Moon is many things: a latter-day adventure epic, a deftlyorchestrated romance, an arrested portrait of an exotic realm engulfed inturmoil, and a neatly turned tale of suspense. Most of all its a singularstory of how a plain, uncertain man can achieve genuine heroism by battlinghis fears to find his best self.
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Tony Hillerman's bestselling Navajo mysteries have thrilled millions of readers with their taut, intricate plotting, sensitive, subtle characterizations and lyrical evocations of landscapes and cultures. Now he departs his trademark terrain and applies his talents to a story he has wanted to tell for decades about an ordinary man thrust into total chaos.
Until the telephone call came for him on April 12, 1975, the world of Moon Mathias had settled into a predictable routine. He knew who he was. He was the disappointing son of Victoria Mathias, the brother of the brilliant, recently dead Ricky Mathias and a man who could be counted on to solve small problems. But the telephone caller was an airport security officer, and the news he delivered handed Moon a problem as large as Southeast Asia.
His mother, who should be in her Florida apartment, is fighting for her life in a Los Angeles hospital -- stricken while en route to the Philippines to bring home a grandchild they hadn't known existed. The papers in her purse send Moon into a world totally strange to him. They lure him down the back streets of Manila, to a rural cockfight, into the odd Filipino prison on Palawan Island and finally across the South China Sea to where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge is turning Cambodia into killing fields and Communist rockets are beginning to fall on the outskirts of Saigon.
Finding Moon is many things: a latter-day adventure epic, a deftly orchestrated romance, an arresting portrait of an exotic realm engulfed in turmoil, and a neatly turned tale of suspense. Most of all, it is a singular story of how a plain, uncertain man finds his best self.About the Author:
Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.
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Book Description HarperAudio. Condition: New. Audio Cassette. Case New. Case sealed/unopened. Quality guaranteed! In original artwork/packaging unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # MB02C-00514
Book Description Harperaudio, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Audio Cassettes. Condition: New. 4 AUDIO CASSETTES Brand new. NEW in the shrink wrap. Gift quality. Enjoy this sealed audio cassette performance. Audio Book. Seller Inventory # 333201211913384