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Nightwing by Martin Cruz Smith
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Sep 27, 09

Read in September, 2009

Smith has written a number of thrillers. I was skeptical about this notion of bats menacing the nation, but in fact the action is confined to the Hopi reservation and is dramatically plausible. the idea is that vampire bats carry plague and because they are such highly evolved night hunters, really do present a figure of menace under such circumstances. The book also draws some interesting characters, like the Hopi deputy, Youngman, and the bat hunter. Also the interaction of tribal officials, with the government and corporate world, and the clash of cultures is brought up in a thoughtful way. Overall a fun read.
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