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Tricky to get into
on 28 June 2013
I found some words and terms confusing but that is not a big deal, just go and look them up. If I knew more about the terrain I would have been better off as it was I skimmed some parts, and there is quite a lot of scene setting at the beginning of the book.
The story was interesting once it got under way and I preferred it when Joe Leaphorn was centre stage. The story is mainly set around Bergen McKee, archaeologist friend of Joe's, who has to navigate his way (and that of his female colleague) out of some very serious trouble with some very violent men.
The insight into some Navajo customs is really good but I do not know if I would rush back for second helpings (if I saw it somewhere though, I might well give it another go).