Kathleen Eagle. You Never Can Tell. New York: William Morrow Pub., 2001. 306 pgs.
Okay Eagle fans; fasten your seatbelts because we are going on one crazy cross-country ride in a beat-up old camper, room for one, maybe. Kathleen Eagle reintroduces Kole Kills Crow, who has a cameo appearance in her last book, The Last Good Man (definitely a 5-star-read), but with a whole new story and adventure for him to pursue.
Kills Crow is in hiding from the world. His past as a Native American activist caused great heartache and hardship and the lost of his beloved wife and child. Now he wants nothing to do with anyone, least of all a nosy, yet persistent, reporter named Heather Riordan who is “a little Cherokee.”
Their travels take them from one reservation and American Indian center to the next while they try to legally bring attention to what really matters in today’s Native American affairs, and where will they find the most readily available cameras for this world-wide attention? You guessed it. Hollywood. However, this is no easy or free ride for any of them. As the few people who still believe in the way it should be band together to start their travels to stand up for themselves, one more time, people keep climbing aboard the caravan.
Riordan is getting it all down. The inside scoop. She is also getting an inside scope of this man-of-her-dreams because she remembers-him-when. Will the unlikely beautiful Heather Riordan find a way to bring peace and a little understanding into the heart of a hardened and wronged man? Will the trip end in triumph or will they go bust on there way west? These are questions the author keeps you guessing as you rattle around in the camper and keep your eyes peeled for whatever happens next!
Sexy, adventurous, fun, and meaningful, Kathleen Eagle has done it again. I easily rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars, only because it doesn’t quite catch up to the 5-stars awarded by me to The Last Good Man. One thing for sure, neither of these will go unnoticed as time ticks on in the libraries of today’s world. Congratulations Kathy!