The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, a bullet did.
Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and a whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with the murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homicide and defended by a woman Chee could either love or loathe. But when Pinto won't utter a word of confession or denial, Lt. Joe Leaphorn begins an investigation.
Soon, Leaphorn and Chee unravel a complex plot of death involving an historical find, a lost fortune...and the mythical Coyote, who is always waiting, and always hungry.
Author: Tony Hillerman
Publisher: Harper Torch
Published: December 1990
Someone wrote the Letter (H) on the side of Book
Other than that, the book appears to be in very good pre-owned condition.
Very slight wear.