Shadow Man

Charlie Moon Mysteries (Volume 10)

James D. Doss

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James D. Doss’s latest engrossing mystery marks the return of Charlie Moon, tribal investigator on Colorado’s Ute reservation, whose sleuthing skills get some unlikely help from his Aunt Daisy Perika’s shamanistic intuition.

TROUBLE SPREADS ITS WINGS
Dr. Manfred Blinkoe is one orthodontist with a very checkered past. So when a fellow diner at Cedar Creek’s poshest restaurant drops dead from an unseen assailant’s bullet, he can’t help thinking that he was the intended target. Desperate for help, he turns to the one local who’s up to the job: renowned tribal investigator Charlie Moon.

AND A KILLER COMES TO ROOST
Charlie already has his hands full with two cattle ranches to run, ornery Aunt Daisy’s wanderings in the spirit world, and his sparring matches with the alluring FBI agent Lila Mae McTeague. Now he’s got an eccentric client with more money than sense and too many enemies—at least one of whom is willing to resort to explosive measures to settle an old score.

“Highly entertaining...big money, big gambles, and a surprise ending
will keep readers turning the pages.”
Publishers Weekly

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Chapter One 
Colorado, Southern Ute Reservation
 
Without a thought of mentioning the passing apparition to her nephew, the Ute shaman watched the dreamer’s phantom dissolve into a shadowy mist, evaporate into nothingness. It was unusual to encounter one of them out and about at this time of day, but during those wee hours just beyond midnight, one might see dozens of these tethered-to-the-body phantasms flitting about like nervous yucca moths. Daisy Perika believed that dreams prepared mortals for that time when the cord between body and soul shall be severed—and some must begin

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“Doss likes to toss a little Native American spiritualism and a lot of local color into his mysteries. Fans of the series will be well pleased.”—Booklist

“Fans of Daisy Perika, the 80-something shaman who brings much of the charm and supernatural thrill to James D. Doss’ mystery series, should like Shadow Man…nice reading.”
Rocky Mountain News


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James D. Doss

James D. Doss is the author of the Charlie Moon mysteries, including A Dead Man’s Tale and The Widow’s Revenge. Two of the Moon books were named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Originally from Kentucky, he divides his time between Los Alamos and Taos, New Mexico.

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Shadow Man
James D. Doss

Mass Market Paperbound

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2006
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312936648
ISBN10: 0312936648
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99
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