“On My Kindle”Michael J. Garreffa wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pretty good puzzle in this 2nd in the series featuring Navaho policeman Jim Chee as the lead character instead of Captain Leaphorn. Chee is investigating the vandalism of a windmill on Hopi land when he finds himself at the scene of a nighttime plane crash and disappearance of a large quantity of drugs. Chee deftful solves the case while dodging pressures from DEA agents to stay away from the case. I liked better later ones in the series, as they were more satisfying to me in delving more deeply into the intersection of his avocation as a budding medicine man with his special approach to police work”Michael E wrote this review Friday, April 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the dark wind by tony hillerman, read by gil silverbird.
the corpse has been scalped, its palms and soles removed after death. a nightime plane crash, a missing shipment of cocaine and a bizarre attack on a windmill. sergeant jim chee knows he will have his hands full.
thie audio book is abridged, it only lasted 3 hours but i was up for a short story after going through some long ones.
i enjoyed this book which was well performed by gil silverbird. i only have one more in the jim chee series to listen to which is also abridged. i don't mind abridged books as long as they are well done with minimal music or sound effects.”
“An earlier (1982) Hillerman that I somehow missed. Boy, am I glad! Jim Chee rides again!
A body is discovered but not immediately reported by the Indians who found it. The hands and feet had been flayed. A ghost. Only a ghost would do that.
Then, an airplane mysteriously crashes in the desert. Jim Chee had been sent out to investigate the repeated damage to a windmill. That's where the plane went done. The Federal drug people get involved. Quickly, it becomes clear the drug agents are something else. They manhandle Jim Chee badly.
But, Jim discovers that the owner of a trading post is avenging his son who was set up (by the drug agents) and killed while in prison. Sure, the plane was loaded with cocaine. But, who was getting it? In the end, it got all wet. By Jim Chee. Boy, I'm glad I found him.
“3 1/2 Stars”Timothy C wrote this review Tuesday, January 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jim Chee investigates a murder where the victim has had the skin stripped from his hands and feet, and an airplane crash”BooknBlues wrote this review Tuesday, January 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Navahos, New Mexico, Arizona, mystery - what's not to like. I have all of Hillermans books.”Rebecca F wrote this review Wednesday, December 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A Jim Chee mystery. Hillerman's usual journeyman effort.”Bill P wrote this review Monday, October 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Disappointing. The Hopi and Navajo culture elements were very interesting but the mystery side was weak and the ending very disappointing.”M. Romeo wrote this review Thursday, August 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No