The Spider's Web

Margaret Coel, Berkley Prime Crime, $24.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-23660-4
The romantic tension between Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Fr. John O'Malley remains strong but muted in Coel's solid 15th Wind River mystery (after 2009's The Silent Spirit). The murder of Ned Windsong, a troubled young man trying to get his life straight, leaves a trail of confusion and suspicion surrounding his jilted girlfriend, Roseanne Birdwoman; his white fiancée, Marcy Morrison; and thuggish friends Lionel Lookingglass and Dwayne Hawk on the Wind River (Wyoming) reservation. Father John provides refuge for Marcy and finds a hiding place for Roseanne, but he also has doubts about Marcy that anger Vicky, who thinks Marcy is targeted simply because she's an outsider. Meanwhile, Marcy's televangelist father hires Vicky to protect his daughter's interests. Coel concentrates on the lives and traditions of the Arapaho in a tale that breaks no new ground but should satisfy series fans. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/19/2010
Release date: 09/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 292 pages - 978-0-425-24375-6
Open Ebook - 304 pages - 978-1-101-45991-1
Hardcover - 397 pages - 978-1-4104-3331-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4561-3031-2
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