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Publisher's Summary

"This is for the Indian Priest...." The cryptic message on the answering machine was clearly meant for Father O' Malley. The unemotional voice was speaking of revenge against old enemies, and wanted O'Malley to visit the site of the 1874 Bates Battle, where Captain Bate's cavalry, lead by Shoshone warriors, massacred nearly everyone living on an Arapaho tribal grounds. Now, someone has left three dead Shoshones on the battlefield, positioned to mimic the bodies of those Arapahos killed in the historic slaughter.Frankie Montana, attorney Vicky Holden's latest client, is a frequent guest of the reservation's holding cells, and after a recent heated encounter with the three dead men, is the number one suspect in their deaths. Despite his faults, Vicky doesn't believe he is capable of murder. Instead, she suspects that someone is trying to stir up a war between the Arapaho and Shoshone people, ripping open the still painful wounds of the past. The question is: why?
©2005 Margaret Coel; (P)2005 Books in Motion
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Critic Reviews

"A winning combination of interesting and complex characters, fascinating settings...and great atmosphere." (Denver Post)
"Delving into the depths of this magnificently crafted volume is like digging into your favorite layer cake; thoroughly delicious." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Karen on 04-19-09

Eye of the Wolfe

I have to agree with the Marjorie who has also submitted a review on this book. Narrators make or break an audio book and this one is, and I hate to say it, terrible. I have read the entire series and the reason I have "read" them is because I cannot take the narrator. This is the last book in the series and I decided to purchase the audio, just because I love audio books. Ugh, sorry. Again if you cannot pronounce the words properly, they should not be narrating books.
As for the story itself, I wish she would lighten Vickie up and give her a backbone, come on. I love Father John and totally understand his background and being alcoholic, very good perspective on him. But again I agree with the other review in that some of it is to "soap opera ish" If Vicki "pushes her dinner away" one more time I swear!. I don't think that girl every eats! Also, in the last book Father John had his plane tickets in his hand and was leaving the reservation.... I am not quite halfway thru the book now and not a single mention of why he is still there?? I find same same story line in every single book of the series, Father John living minute to minute waiting for his marching orders. Give it up already. Obviously he is staying there, so tidy up that part and get on with it. Margaret Coel has written a good series and I will be on the waiting list for the next one, just not in audio unfortunatly.

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By Lehua of Pacifica on 10-22-08

Mixed bag

Again, the plot is interesting, as are the issues and locale, but the writing is still amateurish. Way too much soap opera, too many ugly characters, too much wailing and whining, misery and dysfunction, plus some cliche situations (like walking in on Vicky and John). And the solution is nonsensical.

AUDIO: This reader is so awful that she makes me groan. She does an adequate job with the two main characters, most of the time, but overacts or mis-acts with all the rest. Worst of all, she can't pronounce Shoshone, which is half of what the book is about and is repeated incessantly throughout.

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