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The Dark Wind Hardcover – Large Print, Jul 1 1991


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (July 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896215482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896215481
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 14 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 16 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"The Dark Wind" is a very interesting book. It has a lot of suspense and Hillerman takes you into the book with his descriptions. This book is a murder mystery that keeps you thinking. It also keeps getting weirder as you read.
The book starts with three Hopi Indians walking up a trail and discovering a boot lying in the middle of it. They walk up the trail a little ways more and discover a dead body. The body was reported and picked up some time after the three Hopis discovered it. by the time it was recovered it couldn't be identified. Later in the book Jim Chee (the main character) is told to watch a windmill that has been vandalized two times before. in the middle of the night Chee hears a plane flying low, but cant see any lights from it. a short while later he hears a crash and goes to investigate. When he gets there he finds two people dead and one that is almost dead. He trys to find out what happened form the one that is alive, but he dies before he can say anything.
The book keeps going like this getting Chee mixed up in all of it. Chee knows he didn't do anything wrong, but he is the only one that thinks that he is innocent. Over all I would recommend this book to any body that likes mysteries or that just wants a book that makes you think and makes you feel like your right there with the characters
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By Photo-Op Dave on Oct. 20 2013
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The setting and people in this novel will certainly become more popular as we all come to accept the return of it's peoples to a place of prominence in American society. Aboriginal peoples the world over should take heart.
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 12 2013
Format: Paperback
"Enemies unseen... Fears unspoken... A dark wind has entered his soul"

Navajo Tribal Police Sgt. Jim Chee seems to be batting zero; so far, he has not been able to solve a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. In an area, that was joint use land between the Navaho and the Hopi (now Hopi) Sgt Jim Chee is given the task of finding the vandal that keeps destroying a windmill placed there to make Hopi life easer. He hears an airplane landing in the dark of night with no lights. The plane crashes and leaves a dying pilot. Also a dead man sitting up against a rock with a note in his hand saying if you want it back contact...

Sgt Chee is told that it is probably drugs and federal jurisdiction. Chee is not supposed to go anywhere near or have anything to do with the case. He has his own problems with the mill, a missing thief, and a mysterious ritual death. Naturally, he listens, and cannot help it if they overlap.

One of the reasons for reading Hillerman's books maybe more important than the overlying mystery is the descriptions of the area and the Ways of the Navaho and Hopi. Hillerman suggests you also read "The Book of the Hopi" by Frank Waters.
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 12 2013
Format: Paperback
"Enemies unseen... Fears unspoken... A dark wind has entered his soul"

Navajo Tribal Police Sgt. Jim Chee seems to be batting zero; so far, he has not been able to solve a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. In an area, that was joint use land between the Navaho and the Hopi (now Hopi) Sgt Jim Chee is given the task of finding the vandal that keeps destroying a windmill placed there to make Hopi life easer. He hears an airplane landing in the dark of night with no lights. The plane crashes and leaves a dying pilot. Also a dead man sitting up against a rock with a note in his hand saying if you want it back contact...

Sgt Chee is told that it is probably drugs and federal jurisdiction. Chee is not supposed to go anywhere near or have anything to do with the case. He has his own problems with the mill, a missing thief, and a mysterious ritual death. Naturally, he listens, and cannot help it if they overlap.

One of the reasons for reading Hillerman's books maybe more important than the overlying mystery is the descriptions of the area and the Ways of the Navaho and Hopi. Hillerman suggests you also read "The Book of the Hopi" by Frank Waters.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blaine Greenfield on May 17 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Heard DARK WIND by Gordon Chaplin, a true story of a couple's
decision to ride out a tropical storm on their sailboat . . . it did not turn out as they had intended, and I was moved by what this account had to say about love, fate, risk-taking, and a whole lot more . . . this book is largely about the sea--ordinarily, not one of my favorite topics (perhaps, in large part, because I am not into sailing) . . . but because it also has plenty of adventure, romance and revenge, I was drawn into it right from the beginning . . . the narration by Paul Mitchell was excellent.
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 23 2006
Format: Audio Cassette
"Enemies unseen... Fears unspoken...... A dark wind has entered his soul"

Navajo Tribal Police Sgt. Jim Chee seems to be batting zero; so far he has not been able to solve a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. In an area that was joint use land between the Navaho and the Hopi (now Hopi) Sgt Jim Chee is given the task of finding the vandal that keeps destroying a windmill placed there to make Hopi life easer. He hears an airplane landing in the dark of night with no lights. The plane crashes and leaves a dying pilot. Also a dead man sitting up against a rock with a note in his hand saying if you want it back contact...

Sgt Chee is told that it is probably drugs and federal jurisdiction. Chee is not supposed to go anywhere near or have anything to do with the case. He has his own problems with the mill, a missing thief, and a mysterious ritual death. Naturally he listens, and can not help it if they overlap.

One of the reasons for reading Hillerman's books maybe more important than the overlying mystery is the descriptions of the area and the Ways of the Navaho and Hopi. Hillerman suggests you also read "The Book of the Hopi" by Frank Waters.

Not as intricate as the book but still fun is the movie "Dark Wind" (Lou Diamond Phillips as Officer Jim Chee, Fred Ward as Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn)
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