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The Old Gray Wolf

Charlie Moon Mysteries

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

OLD GRAY WOLF

James D. Doss

In James D. Doss’s final entry in his wild and witty mystery series, Colorado rancher and tribal investigator Charlie Moon faces his most challenging case—and enemy—to date.

Former police officer, sometime tribal investigator, and current rancher Charlie Moon was enjoying a relaxing vacation day in a nearby town with his friend, Police Chief Scott Parris. They weren’t looking for any trouble, and they would have been more than happy to just mind their own business. But then a lady’s purse is snatched—and things start to get seriously out of hand…

When the thief, LeRoy Hooten,makes a run for it, Charlie and Parris have no choice but to stop him with the only weapon they have on-hand: a can of black-eyed peas.Hooten dies and his grieving mother—who happens to be a brutal mobster’s widow—wastes no time in settling the score.With an assassin (code name: Cowboy) on the way, the FBI close behind, and the ominous visions of his shaman Aunt Daisy influencing his every move, Charlie’s going to need all the help he can get to restore law and order on the Ute reservation. And time is running out…

 

 

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CHAPTER ONE

THE UTE ELDER’S WILDERNESS HIDEAWAY

 
Imagine yourself miles from the nearest human settlement, hiking along a dusty trail. All cares forgotten, you are whiling away a balmy autumn day in a wilderness which is both picturesque and forbidding. To the north, a slight blue haze shimmers over round-shouldered mountains. From those ancient peaks, miles-long brown mesas stretch out like a fallen giant’s fingers, clutching at crumbling earth. Between the steep sandstone cliffs of those flattened heights, the patient forces of nature have worked for hundreds
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REVIEWS

Praise for The Old Gray Wolf

PRAISE FOR JAMES D. DOSS

and his Charlie Moon mysteries

COFFIN MAN

“Charlie Moon looks into several puzzles that confound…in Doss’s amusing 16thadventure featuring the Ute Indian part-time deputy and full-time rancher. Series fans will enjoy spending time with old friends.”—Publishers Weekly

A DEAD MAN’S TALE

“Top-flight work from Doss…a droll fandango.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Funny, even slapstick in places…memorable characters add zest.”—Booklist

THE WIDOW’S REVENGE

“Insanely good.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“It’s Moon who stands tallest  in The Widow’s Revenge…a nonstop read [in] this solid series.”

Booklist

“Successfully evokes the mysticism of traditional Native American storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly

In the Press

Kirkus | THE OLD GRAY WOLF by James D. Doss
Doss, who died this past spring, parts company with Charlie Moon (<em>Coffin Man<em>, 2011, etc.) in this 17th and final go-round.
- Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James D. Doss

  • JAMES D. DOSS, a long-time resident of the Southwest, is the author of sixteen previous Charlie Moon mysteries. Two of the Moon books were named among the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. He died in 2012, shortly after completing The Old Gray Wolf, the final novel in the series.

  • James D. Doss Photo: Kirk W. Doss
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The Old Gray Wolf

Charlie Moon Mysteries

James D. Doss

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Minotaur Books

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