When Robert Walking Bear s body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy s buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself. Read more...
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When Robert Walking Bear s body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy s buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.
It isn t long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Vicky and Father John are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert s killing.
When one of Robert s cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest before more die in search of Cassidy s cache."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-20
- Reviewer: Staff
An anonymous Arapaho contacts Fr. John O’Malley and lawyer Vicky Holden, claiming to be a witness to the murder of Robert Walking Bear, in bestseller Coel’s absorbing 19th Wind River mystery set in Wyoming (after 2014’s Night of the White Buffalo). At the time of his death, Robert was seeking a treasure buried by Butch Cassidy in the 1890s, guided by a map supposedly drawn by the outlaw. Suspicion falls on Robert’s cousins Jimmy “Cutter” Walking Bear, Dallas Spotted Deer, and Bernie White Horse, who were also looking for Cassidy’s treasure. Father John and Vicky report their anonymous calls to the FBI, but they do the heavy lifting in the ensuing investigation. The Jesuit priest comforts Robert’s widow, and Vicky talks to those whose family memories include accounts of Cassidy. Coel smoothly blends Cassidy lore with this moving tale of complex family relationships, including those of outsiders Father John and Vicky. Agent: Rick Henshaw, Richard Henshaw Group. (Sept.)