The Man Who Fell from the Sky
A Wind River Mystery #19
Berkley Prime Crime
September 1, 2015
Available in: Hardcover
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel returns to Wind River with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley investigating a lethal link between legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy and a present-day murder…
When Robert Walking Bear’s body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental—except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy’s buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.
It isn’t long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Vicky and Father John are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert’s killing.
When one of Robert’s cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest—before more die in search of Cassidy’s cache.
Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.
She is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family. The Westthe mountains, plains, and vast spacesare in her bones, she says. She moved out of Colorado on two occasionsto attend Marquette University and to spend a couple of years in Alaska. Both times she couldn't wait to get back.
Meet Father John O'Malley, history scholar and recovering alcoholic, and Vicky Holden, who after ten years in the outside world, has returned to the Arapaho Indian reservation in Wyoming where she was born, to help her people, and solve crimes.