Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still-unsolved case are returning to haunt him, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed in a suspicious fire many years earlier. The rug, commemorating one of the darkest and most terrible chapters in American history, was always said to be cursed, and now the friend who brought it to Leaphorn's attention has mysteriously gone missing.
With newly wedded officers Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito just back from their honeymoon, the legendary ex-lawman is on his own to pick up the threads of a crime he'd once thought impossible to untangle. And they're leading him back into a world of lethal greed, shifting truths, and changing faces, where a cold-blooded killer still resides.
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In veteran mystery writer Tony Hillerman's latest Joe Leaphorn novel, the retired and rather bored ex-Navajo tribal police officer rushes to investigate the disappearance of an old acquaintance.Nov 17 2006 | Read Full Review of The Shape Shifter
I have been reading Tony Hillerman's Navajo mysteries for years.Apr 11 2008 | Read Full Review of The Shape Shifter
Careful readers may solve the mystery before Leaphorn, but the wonder of this novel lies in the way in which Leaphorn reaches the, perhaps, inevitable conclusion.Aug 21 2007 | Read Full Review of The Shape Shifter
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