The Man Who Fell from the Sky by Margaret Coel takes on the legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This story was the perfect blend of some historical facts and fiction (some facts changed to fit on the Wind River Reservation location) with Native American culture on the reservation.
Vicky Holden (Arapaho attorney) and Father John O'Malley (Catholic priest) are the main characters of this story. They solve mysteries on the Wind River Reservation besides doing their regular jobs. They often do a better job solving crime than the feds or Bureau of Indian Affairs. Will they solve the next crime before the death toll rises?
Robert Walking Bear had drowned. Was it by accident or suicide? What was he doing or looking for before he died? Does, his wife, Ruth know what he was up to?
Beware! Vicky had bad feelings about James "Cutter" Walking Bear (Robert's cousin). She knows something is not quite right with him. How long will she be fooled by this smooth operator?
Readers are in for drama, danger, action, and suspense. The story is well thought out, the setting was realistic, and had descriptive details. This story was awesome but the pacing was slow at times. I could imagine myself watching the film crew reenact Butch Cassidy's life or Vicky fighting for her life.
I had a wonderful time reading this book. This well-written novel had my attention from the start and I had to finish it. This book is around 300 pages of great story. It deserves 4 stars!
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.