. Talking God by Tony Hillerman In this, the ninth Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee mystery, Tony Hillerman moves outside his favored Navajo nation to the streets and museums of Washington DC. In "Talking God," Hillerman's police duo combine their skills once more for a riveting Hillerman police procedural. Both men are pursuing different crimes, and both end up in the nation's capital in an exciting run. Chee is in Washington to arrest Henry Highhawk, a Smithsonian curator and native American, for plundering the bones of their ancestors; Leaphorn is looking for the identity of a murder victim. As always, Hillerman provides much local color, culture, and socio/economic dynamics of the Navajos, many of whom are grasping quite desperately at maintaining a balance between their history and the present day sets of values. At the same time,"Talking God" is a compelling, gripping read in true Hillerman fashion.