I’m so glad that Anne Hillerman is continuing the series her late father, Tony Hillerman, started. Its so enjoyable to keep up with the adventures of Jim Chee and his wife, Bernie Manuelito and even Joe Leaphorn. Here’s how the newest book in the series begins:
Navajo Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito stood in the lobby of the Shiprock High School gym, fondly known as the Chieftain Pit of Pain, trying to decide if she should buy a hot dog or a Frito pie from the booster’s stand. Despite the decibel level produced by more than a thousand fans screaming and stomping on the bleachers, she recognized the new sound even as she felt the building shake.
In Bernie’s mind, the noise from the parking lot changed everything. She nudged back her panic and hurried toward the exit, pushing through a few folks also hoping to leave the building. They sensed danger and wanted to escape; she headed toward it.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
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