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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandi Ault Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Bureau of Land Management Agent Jamaica Wild has witnessed the death of a Tanoah Pueblo man trampled to death by stampeding buffalo. The tribe has declared the incident a suicide, the FBI concurs, and the body is hurried to ceremony before the sun can go down on his spirit.

But Agent Wild suspects foul play. Haunted by the memory of the welts on the man's body, and the strange ecstasy in his eyes, she pursues her own investigation, which leads her into a labyrinth of clandestine Pueblo religious rites, peyote cults, and Hispanic and Tiwa witchcraft. Jamaica has also promised the mother of the victim, the beloved matriarch of the Santana family, that she will find out what really happened to her son. Until Anna Santana took her in long ago, Jamaica was a stray, much like the wary wolf pup she has just rescued.

When the tribal government and the local paper make allegations that Jamaica caused the stampede, she soon finds herself banned from the Pueblo, suspended from her job, and allied with an old, reclusive curandera who induces trances and casts spells. Ultimately, Jamaica will discover that the answer to the mystery is contained in another secret, perhaps the greatest secret regarding Tanoah Pueblo - one that threatens its future and its past. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeeAnne | 2/7/2014

    " This one was okay. I love the setting and the story was pretty good but I actually listened to an audio version (MP3) and the reader kept mispronouncing Spanish words and surnames. I found that pretty irritating. I also thought the "relationship" between the main character and the wolf to be weird and unbelievable. Kinda skeeved me out. I think that I probably would have enjoyed this one more if I had read it rather than listened to it. As it is, because I love northern New Mexico so much, I'll probably read the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 2/4/2014

    " I really loved this mystery even though the sleuth is someone very different from me. I liked her and the story rang true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 1/31/2014

    " I'm glad I decided to go back and start reading this series from the beginning. I love the character, Jamaica Wild, and her best friend, Mountain. I think this series would make a good TV series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/31/2014

    " Great mystery story....someone else here recommended it and I'm glad! The author describes the landscape and native culture in a way that makes you feel like you're there. Kept me interested and wondering til the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/31/2014

    " This book has an interesting mystery and contains a lot of information about the Pueblo culture in New Mexico. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane Brant | 1/23/2014

    " Not memorable ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Miller | 1/20/2014

    " An enjoyable mystery with plenty of back story and other interesting characters to move the tale along, plus Indian heritage and folklore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/7/2014

    " Gosh, I like Ault's books. I'm reading them out of order as I can get them from the library. No disappointments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannine | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting mystery, set on a fictional pueblo. The protagonist is a female Bureau of Land Management agent, whose companion is a wolf. It took me a long time to finish (kept getting distracted - not the book's fault), but I enjoyed the story, and I'm looking forward to reading the next installment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/3/2014

    " A new author's first book. I think her subject line moved slowly, dragged at times. Maybe her second book will be more polished but I won't run out to purchase it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 1/2/2014

    " I have read all four in this series so far. This was my least favorite and the 3rd one I read. I started with #2, then #3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/30/2013

    " Not as good as Hillerman, but then his are pretty big shoes to fill. She does catch some of his flavor, in a similar setting. I intend to continue following the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/15/2013

    " Not a bad book, but the underlying mystery was not well-developed. It seemed she wanted to write more about the Pueblo customs instead of the mystery itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/3/2013

    " catching up on a book club selection through the local library "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 6/26/2013

    " When Jerome is killed by a buffalo stampede it sets in motion a murder investigation that leads to what amounts to an ethnography of the Pueblo community. Maybe more interesting for the Native American spirituality than the mystery, I will nonetheless read more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilll | 2/2/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. If you like reading Native American fiction, this is a good pick with adventure, mystery and action...a strong heroine whose best friend is a wolf. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 1/27/2013

    " I thought this book was barely "ok." The plot was rather far-fetched.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/5/2012

    " Fine addition to the Nevada Barr-type book. BLM agent Jessica Wild is confronted with a mysterious death by goring by bison herd. Unfortunately, the mystery sometimes is subsumed by interesting incidentals such as Jessie's ownership of a wolf cub. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 4/1/2012

    " Interesting story, loved the setting and the southwestern culture, Mountain is my favorite character. Could not put the book down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaci | 10/20/2011

    " Female BLM agent deals with a murder at a Pueblo. This is no challenge to Hillerman and the character's relationship with her pet wolf is cloying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary | 2/3/2011

    " Fantastic potential but Nevada she ain't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 12/27/2010

    " I loved the NM imagery and a glimpse into some pueblo culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/7/2010

    " This book launched one of my favorite series. Ault has created an engaging character in Jamaica Wild, who is most comfortable doing her job in the backcountry. I love the sense of place that shines through, as well as glimpses of different cultural groups in the southwest. Highly recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/17/2010

    " I loved the setting for the book. Although the writing was uneven, I enjoyed the story enough that I'll read the second book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 10/4/2009

    " This months mystery book selection.

    I debated over giving it 2 or 3 stars. I found the book a little choppy. I enjoyed the relationship between the main character and her wolf but was unsure about the visions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/30/2009

    " Not a bad book, but the underlying mystery was not well-developed. It seemed she wanted to write more about the Pueblo customs instead of the mystery itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 3/17/2009

    " I really loved this mystery even though the sleuth is someone very different from me. I liked her and the story rang true. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 12/13/2008

    " A new author's first book. I think her subject line moved slowly, dragged at times. Maybe her second book will be more polished but I won't run out to purchase it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/26/2008

    " Great mystery story....someone else here recommended it and I'm glad! The author describes the landscape and native culture in a way that makes you feel like you're there. Kept me interested and wondering til the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilll | 11/24/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book. If you like reading Native American fiction, this is a good pick with adventure, mystery and action...a strong heroine whose best friend is a wolf. "

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About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.