Nightland by Louis Owens

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Two half-Cherokee ranchers named Billy Keene and Will Striker find a dead man and a million dollars in the New Mexico desert, a discovery that leads them to a confrontation with their families' past and the Nightland--a place where darkness reigns. 25,000 first printing.
 

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Louis Owens ," who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the AmericanIndian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and BoneGame, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Published August 1, 1996 by Dutton / Penguin Group. 217 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Billy's grandfather Siquani, a believer in the power of the ancestral forces surrounding them, is visited by a ghost (possibly the ghost of the man with the suitcase) who plays checkers with the old man and teaches him how to drive, precipitating one of the plot's many delicious twists and turns.

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After Billy Keene sees a dead body and a suitcase fall from the sky in rural New Mexico, he and his hunting buddy Will Striker, both of them half-Cherokee, decide to keep the $850,000 they find in the

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After Billy Keene sees a dead body and a suitcase fall from the sky in rural New Mexico, he and his hunting buddy Will Striker, both of them half-Cherokee, decide to keep the $850,000 they find in the suitcase--and so begins Owens's solemn and surely told third Native American crime thriller (aft...

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