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The Story Knife (Father Mark Townsend Mystery #1)

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Blood Flows Northward A man lied dead in a Settle convention center--a lawyer with questionable ethics, brutally slain by a ceremonial knife from a village a thousand miles to the north. . .

As a Jesuit priest. Father Nark Townsend has spent much time among the native peoples who inhabit the merciless Alaskan tundra. He recognizes the deadly artifact--and knows the Eskimo t
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Avon
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Alton Motobu
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: alaska-mystery
Title refers to Eskimo carving of ivory - used as murder weapon of shady Seattle lawyer. He was swindling Alaskan natives out of millions in government grants. Not much mystery. This is mostly about rural Alaskan villages and hard life of the residents. Good flavor of the lifestyle and environment of that area.
Amanda Jaczkowski
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Not bad, but not the best.

The story line is quite unique in setting (Alaska), but stereotypical as murder mysteries go. The expected rise, climax, and conclusion occurred. I don't have much else to say, read if you're bored but this book is nothing to seek out.
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Love reading books that take place in Alaska!
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Brad Reynolds, S.J. is a Jesuit priest at Portland, Oregon, where he served as the executive assistant to the Provincial for the Jesuits. Like his creation Father Mark Townsend, he used to live in Alaska, and writes about native life there with real understanding. He is the author of the four books, and has had over 300 articles published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including National Ge ...more
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