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Cold Skies: A DreadfulWater Mystery Hardcover – May 22 2018
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From the award-winning and #1 bestselling author of Sufferance and Indians on Vacation
When a body is found in an airport rental car, Thumps DreadfulWater learns that the deceased was developing a revolutionary technology. The technology is new, but could it be so valuable that someone would kill for it?
Thumps DreadfulWater has finally found some peace and quiet. His past as a California cop now far behind him, he’s living out his retirement as a fine-arts photographer in the small town of Chinook. His health isn’t great, and he could use a new stove, but as long as he’s got his cat and a halfway decent plate of eggs, life is good.
All of that changes when a body turns up on the eve of a major water conference and the understaffed sheriff’s department turns to Thumps for help. Thumps wants none of it, but even he is intrigued when he learns that the deceased was developing a new technology that could revolutionize water and oil drilling . . . and that could also lose some very powerful people a lot of money. As strangers begin to pour into Chinook for the conference, Thumps finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into a conflict between secretive players who will not hesitate to kill to get what they want.
“The characters are really clever. . . . The dialogue is crisp and just begs to head to the screen.” -- The Globe and Mail
“Let’s hope that DreadfulWater shows up again and again.” -- Books in Canada
“Even armchair sleuths who can see the solution from a mile away will appreciate GoodWeather’s unerring knack for converting social, racial, and economic conflict into blissful farce.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“Wry wit, clever writing, amusing characters. . . . [Readers] are going to love sharing this adventure with Thumps DreadfulWater.” -- Tony Hillerman
From the Back Cover
FROM THE #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN, A NEW DREADFULWATER MYSTERY THAT WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE VERY END
Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater is feeling lethargic. He’s tired of work, he’s tired of Chinook and the people in it, and most of all, he’s tired of their questions: Why is he always so tired? Is he depressed? Does he have diabetes? A thyroid condition? Cancer?
It would be great, Thumps thinks, if they would all mind their own business. Especially Sheriff Duke Hockney, who asks Thumps to fill in as sheriff while Hockney is away.
When a body is found in an airport rental car, Thumps soon has questions of his own and more business he doesn’t want. Before long, two bodies have gone cold in Chinook, and the case is just starting to heat up.
Thumps finds out there’s a lot of buzz around the water conference being held in town. As it turns out, both of the deceased worked for Orion Technologies, a company developing a revolutionary method for extracting fresh water from hidden reservoirs. The technology is new, but could it be so valuable that someone would kill for it? It’s up to Thumps DreadfulWater to find out.
- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (May 22 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 144345706X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1443457064
- Item weight : 627 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.58 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,476 in Native American Literature (Books)
- #18,650 in Police Procedurals (Books)
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