Title: COYOTE WAITS
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: Stated First edition
8vo. Half blue cloth over tan boards with gilt spine titles. Tan endpapers. 292 pages. Limited edition (#486/500) in illustrated slipcase. SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. No dust-jacket as issued. Slight wear to middle of rear cover fore-edge, else FINE. Bookseller Inventory # 000824
The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez?a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial.
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim Chee set out to unravel a complex weave of greed and death that involves a historical find and a lost fortune. But the hungry and mythical trickster Coyote is waiting, as always, in the shadows to add a strange and deadly new twist.
The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, a bullet did. Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and a whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with the murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homicide and defended by a woman Chee could either love or loathe. But when Pinto won't utter a word of confession or denial, Lt. Joe Leaphorn begins an investigation. Soon, Leaphorn and Chee unravel a complex plot of death involving an historical find, a lost fortune...and the mythical Coyote, who is always waiting, and always hungry.
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