Shadow Dancer (Wind River Reservation #8)
With the disappearance of a young man and his old friend Vicky Holden accused of murder, Father John O'Malley must prove his hunch that both events are connected to a dangerous sect leader known as Orlando-who has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion.
The governing body of the Jesusit priests meeting to decide the fate of the chronically money poor Arapaho Miss ...more
One complaint is that I figured out the end goal of the antagonist before the protagonis ...more
So, Vicki's back on the reservation, Father John is once again fighting to save the mission from the Church's businessmen. But the crux of the case revolves around the presence of a cult-like reorganization of the Shadow Dancers, founded after the Plains Indians were nearly completely exterminated at the end of the 19th century. The reorg was begun by a local rancher and is fueled by apocalyptic vision and Valium, but it has begun to attract people who ...more
Vicky is asked to have dinner with her ex but they end up having an argument in the restaurant, then the ...more
I was also disappointed in the attitude towards spousal abuse. How is it that Vicky's ex-husband put her through hell, but because other people respected him, he was still a good man? And how could she just forgive him, and still LOVE him despite hi ...more
The FBI & the serriff can't solve the crime and don't want Father John or Vicky to get in the way. Of course they do get involved and solve the crime in the last chapter.
The Church is always broke and continues to be a problem between the two loves.
So after reading 8 books in the series, I am not to sure that I am up to reading the next 8.
Father O'Malley and Vicky Holden Wind River Mystery series are a fun read and the narrator was quite good.
Cults, murder, issues with the mission....
Standard mystery-perfectly okay but not great. The setting on an Arapahoe reservation was very interesting but the narrator ruined much of the book with the squeaky way she did the Native American voices. The rest of her narration was fine though.