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The sinister pig

by Hillerman, Tony.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 17 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC HILLERMAN Tony
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The victim, well dressed but stripped of identification, is found at the edge of the vast Jicarilla Apache natural gas field just inside the jurisdiction of the Navajo Tribal Police, facing Sergeant Jim Chee with a complex puzzle.

Why did the Washington office of the FBI snatch custody of this case from its local agents, cover it with secrecy, and call it a hunting accident? What was the victim seeking among the maze of pipelines and pumping stations in America's largest gas field? Was he investigating the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the Indian Tribal royalty trust in the Department of the Interior?

On a level nearer to Chee's heart, did the photographs Bernie Manuelito took on an exotic game ranch near the Mexican border reveal something connected with this crime? Did Bernie, once a member of Chee's squad but now a rookie Border Patrol Officer, put herself in terrible danger?

Tony Hillerman leads his readers through another of his intricate plots to the solution of this crime, with a cast of vivid characters: a Washington political mogul and his more-or-less renegade pilot; a customs official who bends the rules; a Mexican smuggler with a conscience; and, finally, "Legendary Lieutenant" Joe Leaphorn, now retired, who connects the lines on a dusty old map to find the answers -- and the Sinister Pig -- among the great scimitar-horned oryx grazing on the historic Tuttle Ranch.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A barren desert landscape is quickly filled with Navajo tribal police, customs patrol officers, and the FBI when a dumped, unidentifiable body is discovered on the Navajo Reservation. The gathering of experts gives Hillerman the chance to bring back both Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, whom he retired but can't bear to live without, and Officer Bernie Manuelito, now reassigned to the customs patrol and still ambivalent about her on-again, off-again romance with Sergeant Jim Chee. So it's old-home week at Four Corners, as Chee, Leaphorn, and Manuelito bring their separate skills and peccadilloes to a mystery that branches far, far off from the body in the desert. Chee and Leaphorn find that the body is connected to the investigation of an ongoing scheme to bilk the Tribal Trust Fund of billions of dollars of royalties from use of the Four Corners oil pipeline. Manuelito finds a connection with the smuggling of cocaine and illegals from Mexico. They all discover that the FBI and others very much want to halt their investigations. Events turn treacherous when Manuelito, identified by the good-luck pin she wears on her lapel, is stalked by one very scary drug-running villain. As always with Hillerman, an intricate pattern of ingenious detective work, comic romance, tribal custom, and desert atmosphere provide multifaceted reading pleasure. ConnieFletcher."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Hillerman's 16th Chee/ Leaphorn adventure offers deeper intrigue and a tighter plot than his previous entry, The Wailing Wind (2002), in this enduring series. When the body of an undercover agent, who's been looking for clues to the whereabouts of billions of dollars missing from the Tribal Trust Funds, turns up on reservation property near Four Corners, Navajo cop Sgt. Jim Chee and Cowboy Dashee, a Hopi with the Federal Bureau of Land Management, investigate. But the book's real star is officer Bernadette "Bernie" Manuelito, Chee's erstwhile romantic interest, now working in the New Mexico boot heel for the U.S. Border Patrol. The miles have only strengthened her feelings for Chee-and vice versa. A routine patrol puts Bernie on the trail of an operation involving some old oil pipelines that connects to the Four Corners murder. Meanwhile, Joe Leaphorn is checking into the same murder from another direction. The three lines converge on a conspiracy of drugs, greed and power, and those who most profit, including the "sinister pig" of the title, will stop at nothing to keep it a secret. With his usual up-front approach to issues concerning Native Americans such as endlessly overlapping jurisdictions, Hillerman delivers a masterful tale that both entertains and educates.(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito mysteries
Books 19-23 written by Anne Hillerman
#1 - The Blessing way
#2 - Dance hall of the dead
#3 - Listening woman
#4 - People of darkness
#5 - The Dark wind
#6 - The Ghostway
#7 - Skinwalkers
#8 - A Thief of time
#9 - Talking God
#10 - Coyote waits
#11 - Sacred clowns
#12 - The Fallen man
#13 - The First eagle
#14 - Hunting badger
#15 - The Wailing wind
#16 - The Sinister pig
#17 - Skeleton man
#18 - The Shape shifter
#19 - Spider woman's daughter
#20 - Rock with wings
#21 - Song of the lion
#22 - Cave of bones
#23 - The Tale teller
Subjects Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Chee, Jim (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Indian reservation police -- Fiction.
Police -- New Mexico -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
New Mexico -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 228 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 006019443X (alk. paper)
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