By Tony Hillerman

ISBN-10: 0061801208

ISBN-13: 9780061801204

The automobile hearth didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the outdated guy in ownership of the homicide weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated via the slaying of his friend Del, and confounded by way of the major suspect's refusal to utter a unmarried be aware of confession or denial.

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there's even more to this outrage than what looks at the floor, as he and Jim Chee got down to get to the bottom of a fancy weave of greed and loss of life that consists of a ancient locate and a misplaced fortune. however the hungry and legendary trickster Coyote is ready, as continuously, within the shadows so as to add a wierd and lethal new twist.

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6. Aitken, R. , The Binary Stars, Dover Publications, New York, 1964, pp. 240-1. The account of Sirius extends from p. 237 to p. 241. 7. 'Multiplicity of the Sirius System,' art. cit. (see above, Note 2). 8. Mass Loss and Evolution in Close Binaries, Copenhagen University, 1970, pp. 190-4. ) 9. Op. cit. (Note 6 above). 10. Op. cit. (Note 3 above) Chapter 33. 11. See for instance the book Interstellar Communication, op. cit. (Note 1 above), an anthology with contributions from nineteen astronomers and scientists.

13. , p. 92. 14. , p. no. 15. , pp. 232-5. 16. Op. cit. (Note 3 above), pp. 440-64. 17. Ibid. 18. See for instance Pritchard, J. , Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament, Princeton University Press, 1955, p. 42, the introductory remarks to trans, of 'The Deluge' and also pp. 93-5, account of the Flood. 19. , 'Un Systeme Soudanais de Sirius', Journal de la Societe des Africainistes, Tome XX, Fascicule 1, 1950, pp. 273-94. An English translation of this article follows Chapter One in this book.

The Sirius system is depicted on the chequered blanket called koso wala, 'coloured picture', consisting of ten sequences made up of some thirty rectangles coloured alternately indigo and white which symbolize, respectively, darkness and light, earth and sky, and, in Bambara mythology, Pemba and Faro. Scattered throughout there are twentythree rectangles with different patterns of small stripes placed in the direction of the thread, alternating the indigo, white and red. Twenty of them represent stars or constellations; the other three respectively represent the rainbow, hailstones and rain.

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