A Thief of Time
At a moonlit Indian ruin—where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.
There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookswoman - LibraryThing
Excellent addition to the Hillerman stories set in Navaho lands in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. Both Leaphorn and Chee are in this one which, to me, makes it a better story. I think the two ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ffortsa - LibraryThing
Leaphorn is on 'terminal leave' which means he's retiring from the Navajo Tribal Police, but still hanging around, when an anthropologist and specialist in Anasazi pots goes missing. Jim Chee misses a ... Read full review