Three shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee's trailer as the Navajo Tribal Police Officer sleeps. He survivesbut the inexplicable attack has raised disturbing questions about a lawman once beyond reproach.
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn wonders why Chee was a target, and what connection the assault has to a series of gruesome murders that has been plaguing the reservation. But the investigation is leading them both into a nightmare of ritual, witchcraft, and bloodand into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the "skinwalkers."
Tony Hillerman was the former president of the Mystery Writers of America and received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indians Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribes Special Friend Award. He lived with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Superb and pure pleasure to read.”
-Washington Post Book World
“Choice reading for plot, characters, and superb setting—don’t miss Skinwalkers.”
“Hillerman is unique, and Skinwalkers is one of his best works yet.”
-Los Angeles Times