Officer Emmett Quanah Parker and Special Agent Anna Turnipseed join forces once again in Mitchell's most electrifying mystery yet. When greedy fossil hunters uncover human remains in the Oregon valley that are the oldest ever found, a clash of cultures begins that involve the Navajo tribe, the scientific community, the U.S. Army and even the Norse ...
Officer Emmett Quanah Parker and Special Agent Anna Turnipseed join forces once again in Mitchell's most electrifying mystery yet. When greedy fossil hunters uncover human remains in the Oregon valley that are the oldest ever found, a clash of cultures begins that involve the Navajo tribe, the scientific community, the U.S. Army and even the Norse Folk Congress.
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New in Fine jacket. First Edition, First Printing. BRAND NEW Copy. A Native American mystery, featuring Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal Investigator Emmett Quanah and FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed from Kirk Mitchell (1950-). The unearthing of skeletal remains on an Oregon Indian reservation pits modern forensics against traditional tribal laws, particularly since the remains are distinctly Caucasian and is 14, 000 years old!
Publishers Weekly, 2001-03-05 The unearthing of what seems to be the 14,000-year-old skeleton of a male Caucasian from an Oregon riverbank raises important cultural issues in Mitchell's latest book (after 2000's Spirit Sickness) about Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigator Emmett Parker and FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed, who are both part-Native American. Not only does the discovery go against most theories of when Caucasians arrived in the area, it also looks as though Native Americans ate the victim. Add to this the disruptive presence of a beautiful young woman seeking to have the bones classified under a political hot potato called the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and you have enough story for any book. But Mitchell also spends a lot of time on another vital issue: Will Parker and Turnipseed ever have sex? The attraction is certainly there, but Anna's history as an abused child has put up such a serious barrier that she and Emmett have consulted a sex therapist, who advises sneaking up on the problem with a series of games. So, while the discoverer of the skeleton is being gutted, the beautiful Native American woman is being kidnapped and the feds' Explorer is being blown up in a hotel parking lot, Parker and Turnipseed grope in public and swim naked in an attempt to follow the therapist's advice. The trouble is, every time they get close to a magic moment, something terrible intervenes. After a while, that pattern does tend to cool off most of the heat of Mitchell's otherwise involving, learned narrative. (May 8) Forecast: The April release of Spirit Sickness in paperback, which includes a preview chapter from this title, and the continued popularity of Native American mysteries bode well for sales. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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