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Seattle-based private eye John Denson and his partner, an Indian shaman named Willie Prettybird, confront a man-made outbreak of anthrax in the Pacific Northwest that threatens to kill hundreds. Reprint.
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Seattle PI John Denson (who never met a piece of bacon he didn't like) and his partner, Cowlitz Indian William Prettybird (who never met a mushroom he didn't like) find themselves in Enterprise, Ore., combatting an outbreak of anthrax, better known as hoof-and-mouth disease. They have been hired by the lawyer of Monty Hook, an outspoken anti-environmentalist rancher whose cattle have inexplicably become infected. Meanwhile, the odious Reverend Thaddeus Hamm Bonnerton, a right-wing preacher who spices his rants with environmentalist frenzy (e.g., proclaiming the hole in the ozone punishment for the sins of livestock farmers), is back in town for a revival meeting and for his high-school reunion. Cows die, people are murdered and Denson and Prettybird have to sort it all out?Denson employing the chat-and-chew method while Prettybird relies on hallucinogenic encounters with his beloved animal people. It's hard not to like the two detectives, and Hoyt (Red Card) is observant and funny writing from Denton's point of view. But, with a dearth of truly viable suspects, Hoyt needs either more satire or more suspense to carry his weak plot.
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Trouble is piling up for cattle rancher Monty Hook. An outbreak of infectious anthrax forces him to slaughter hundreds of steers. His ranch is crawling with state police investigating the death of one of their own on Hook's land. Worse, the cattle appear to have been purposely infected, and the disease threatens to spread lethally to people in eastern Oregon's high country. Enter private eyes John Denson and Willie Prettybird, a shaman of the Cowlitz tribe. While Willie investigates by interviewing the animal people and looking at the mystery in the context of the Great Hoop (life), Denson deals with the people, including a bodacious bartender and a bogus televangelist, attends rodeos and high-school reunions, and romances a beautiful young Native American widow. Denson mysteries always feature environmental issues, Native American wisdom, and relentless ethnic chivying between the mismatched private detectives. This latest is no exception, and libraries will want to meet the expectations of their Denson fans. Thomas Gaughan
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