Pumpkin Seed Massacre (A Ben Pecos Mystery) (Ben Pecos Mystery #1)
Native American psychologist Ben Pecos has returned to the New Mexico pueblo of his birth as an intern with the Indian Health Service. Still struggling with the demons of his past, he is plunged into the nightmare rampage of a mysterious virus that is killing the residents of the pueblo, including his own grandmother.
One of the victims, the powerful trib...more
a conspiracy to insure the building of an unwanted casino. A virologist infects pumpkin seeds-which was only to kill the current governor of Tewa and replace him with a new greedy governor more inclined to their side.
Unfortunately the seeds end up being eaten by others, and left for ...more
Compared to Tony Hillerman? Superficial similarities, but it's like equating a 2 pound asteroid to the sun because they're both made of atoms and can be found in the solar system. Not the same at all!
It was more interesting for me to learn a bit about the Tewa Indian customs, than the mystery they were trying to solve.