Death Along the Spirit Road

Death Along the Spirit Road (Front Cover)

Death Along the Spirit Road

by C. M. Wendelboe
(Berkley Prime Crime, 2011)

ISBN-10: 0425240029
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-24002-1
$14 Trade Paperback

Cover illustration by Richard Tuschman
Cover design by Rita Frangie

First in the popular new series.
For readers of Tony Hillerman



Eighteen years ago, FBI agent Manny Tanno thought he was leaving the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation for good. Now a case forces him to return, digging up memories of his proud Sioux ancestry—and some family he'd rather forget.

The body of local Native land developer Jason Red Cloud is found on the site for his new resort near Pine Ridge Village. A war club is lodged in his skull, and there are clues to suggest a ritual may have been performed at the crime scene. Agent Tanno's boss orders his to return to the reservation, his former home, and solve the murder in two weeks—or he can kiss his job good-bye.

Manny arrives in Pine Ridge to find that some things haven't changed since he left. His former rival, now in charge of the tribal police, is just as bitter as ever, and he has no intention of making Manny's life easy. And the spirit of Red Cloud haunting Manny's dreams is not much help either. Now Manny is on his own in hunting down a cold-blooded killer—and one misstep could send him down the spirit road as well. . .



"The pacing of the novel [Death Along the Spirit Road] . . . is distinctly native, something I haven't read since the departure of the old master, Tony Hillerman."
Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of
As the Crow Flies, latest in the Walt Longmire Mysteries
that inspired the hit A&E TV series Longmire


Don't forget . . .

Death Where the Bad Rocks Live

Death Where the Bad Rocks Live (Front Cover)

Death Where the Bad Rocks Live

by C. M. Wendelboe
(Berkley Prime Crime, 2012)

ISBN: 978-0-425-25611-4
$ 15 Trade Paperback

Cover illustration by Richard Tuschman
Cover design by Rita Frangie

Second in the popular new series.
For readers of Tony Hillerman



FBI Agent Manny Tanno must solve the murder of a prominent Native American land developer—or lose his job.
His reluctant homecoming to Pine Ridge Reservation is even worse than he’d expected.
His estranged brother, the prime suspect, and his childhood rival, the tribal police chief, are not the only ones interfering: A killer is hunting him and a spirit is haunting him.


Help From a Higher Power

He tried reaching the Glock. Three steps. Closer. Reached again. Steps stopped outside his shattered window. He lay on his arm, trapped, unable to get to the weapon. He willed his labored breathing to slow. He told the rising and falling of his chest to be still. He lay quiet, listening, praying to God he could pull it off. His hand fell automatically onto his medicine bundle.

Someone shined a flashlight into Manny’s car. Through his closed eyelids, Manny saw all this as if he were sitting in a theater watching some dark, foreboding movie. Light played across his lids. He wanted to open them, wanted to look at his attacker, But he didn’t. The driver squatted inches from him, close enough that Manny felt warm puffs of breath on his neck through the shattered window. He struggled to remain conscious. His cop side took over, and he listened for anything that would later identify the attacker.

If he lived through this. . .





"Absorbing."
Publishers Weekly







Coming in June. . .

Death on the Greasy Grass

Death on the Greasy Grass by C. M. Wendelboe (Front Cover)

Death on the Greasy Grass

by C. M. Wendelboe
(Berkley Prime Crime, 2013)

ISBN: 978-0-425-26325-9
$ 15 Trade Paperback

Cover illustration by Richard Tuschman
Cover design by Rita Frangie

Third in the popular new series.
For readers of Tony Hillerman



Reading Guide

A reference for selected themes featured in Death Along the Spirit Road.

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Glossary

A reference for Lakota Language terms featured in Death Along the Spirit Road.

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Map

A reference for places featured in Death Along the Spirit Road.