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Dance of the Thunder Dogs (Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed #5)

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Wounded and estranged from his partner and love interest, Anna Turnipseed, Emmett Parker has come home after 13 years of federal law enforcement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At once a son of the Comanche and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides--and is about to discover which side pulls harder.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Berkley (first published 2004)
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Karen Bales
Feb 07, 2011 Karen Bales rated it really liked it
I love the books in this series. Mystery with a Native American twist. I especially enjoyed this entry because we get to see Emmett Parker in Oklahoma where he grew up and learn about several relationships that began in childhood. We learn more about what makes this character tick.
May 25, 2016 Doris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book brings Emmet as an investigator returning home to recover from his wounds, and to reconnect with his heritage.

While there, he meets with the President, previously a peer in law enforcement, and goes afoul of others in the community. He is framed, shot, betrayed, beaten, starved, and overall treated as a criminal with vile intent.

He does find help in unexpected places, and the story comes to a satisfactory conclusion with building new friendships.

Note - the main reason this did not ra
Aug 26, 2011 Jann rated it liked it
I liked it well enough, but it just isn't Tony Hillerman
Stephanie Mccalister
Kept me heavily invested in the story plot throughout, catching me by surprise at the end reveal!
Jan 13, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it
One of the best ones I didn't figure who was the bad guy till the end. And for me that rarely happens!
Nov 14, 2015 Renee rated it it was ok
Good mystery but too gory for my taste
Tom Gorski
Jul 19, 2012 Tom Gorski rated it really liked it
Last in the group of books about Emmitt Parker and Anne Turnipseed. The latter is only refenced in this book and not active. I find it the best of the series...the villian is not identified until very late, the story lines merge well together and the insight into the Commanche nation is extremely interesting.
Edna Little Fish In Running Waters Spring
Another exciting book by Kirk Mitchell.
This one was just using Emmett Parker, Comanche, so I learned a lot MORE about the Comanches. I didn't know their Rez was in Oklahoma, I thought it was in Texas. I learned alot more about the Tribal Finances and it was even worse than I knew.
Jeff Dickison
Aug 24, 2013 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it
Good book as a physically and mentally wounded Emmett Parker comes home to the rez only to be set up as a murderer in a money laundering scheme. Of course he is innoncent and catches the bad guys. Plenty of excitement and plot twists but I miss Turnipseed.
Steve Payne
May 19, 2016 Steve Payne rated it liked it
This was a fast read. I liked this book in the series and didn't mind that Anna wasn't involved at all.
Dec 02, 2012 Joggingt rated it liked it
I liked the story but thought it was a bit choppy
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Where is Anna Turnipseed!?
Jan 20, 2008 SadieKate rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Kirk Mitchell is an author who is known for his time travel, alternate history, historical fiction, and adventure fiction novels. Mitchell has also created several novelizations of movies.He writes under the pseudonym of Joel Norst

Kirk Mitchell served as a deputy sheriff on the Paiute- Shoshone Indian reservations of the desert country that includes Death Valley, and was a SWAT sergeant in souther
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