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In search of an Arapaho artifact
on November 25, 2003
Vicky Holden, an Arapaho attorney, is called by tribal officials to find a valuable ledger which is supposed to be in a Denver museum. When Vicky investigates, she encounters denials by museum officials that such a ledger ever existed. She theorizes that there is a cover-up because the ledger would reveal that Arapahos were part of an Indian massacre in which the descendants were promised land. The Cherokees try to claim that they were the only people to be killed at the battle. Meanwhile Father John O'Malley returns to the reservation after a month-long sabattical during which he renewed his priestly vows and his resolve not to become involved with Vicky on an emotional level. Soon he is caught up in the murder of a young Arapaho and his path crosses Vicky's while he is investigating. As usual, the two pair up and try to solve the mysterious events occuring in Denver and on the reservation in Wyoming. Father John and Vicky possess a depth which many characters in mysteries lack. Another plus to this series is the information on Indian culture which is portrayed so well in these books.