Death Where the Bad Rocks Live (A Spirit Road Mystery #2) (Paperback)

By C. M. Wendelboe

Berkley, 9780425256114, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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FBI agent Manny Tanno thought he had left his tribe and the Pine Ridge Reservation behind him years ago. But now with a cold case unearthed in the hot plains sun, he knows that the past never really goes away.

In Badlands National Park, there is a desolate area the Lakota refer to as the Stronghold. General Custer called it hell on earth. During World War II, the Army Air Corps used it as a bombing range. At the end of the war, many unexploded ordnances were swallowed up in its sweltering sands. But that’s not all that’s buried there…

Sixty-five years after the war, the Sioux tribe has contracted an ordnance removal company to defuse any remaining ammunition in the Stronghold. When the company finds a human arm near a live bomb, Tanno and the Tribal police are called to investigate. As the body is exhumed, two more are discovered. The remains are close together, but the murders were decades apart—and the story behind them is about to blow up…  

About the Author

C. M. Wendelboe is a sheriff’s deputy in Wyoming. He began his law enforcement career shortly after his discharge from the Marines. In the 1970s he worked in South Dakota towns bordering three Indian reservations, including Pine Ridge.

Praise For Death Where the Bad Rocks Live (A Spirit Road Mystery #2)

Praise for Death Along the Spirit Road

“Wendelboe has introduced a powerful new character to Western crime fiction.” —Craig Johnson

“Grabs you by the lapels and refuses to let go…Storytelling at its best.” —Margaret Coel

“Absorbing.”—Publishers Weekly