According to legend, Sacajaweathe Native American woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American wildernessis buried on the Wind River Reservation. Now, a college professorand longtime friend of Arapaho attorney Vicky Holdenhas disappeared while seeking the truth behind the legend.
Vicky and Father John O’Malley soon discover that her missing friend is linked to another female historian who also vanished on the reservationwhile researching Sacajawea twenty years ago. The answer to the mystery of the missing scholars may lie in the pages of Sacajawea’s hidden memoirsand with a culprit who will do anything to ensure they’re never found…
About the Author
Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Thunder Keeper, The Spirit Woman, The Lost Bird, The Story Teller, The Dream Stalker, The Ghost Walker, The Eagle Catcher, and several works of nonfiction. She has also authored many articles on the people and places of the American West. Her work has won national and regional awards. Her first John O'Malley mystery, The Eagle Catcher, was a national bestseller, garnering excellent reviews from the Denver Post, Tony Hillerman, Jean Hager, Loren D. Estleman, Stephen White, Earlene Fowler, Ann Ripley and other top writers in the field. A native of Colorado, she resides in Boulder.
Praise for The Spirit Woman…
“Fans of Hillerman and the Thurlos will find this Native American mystery compelling, exciting, and informative.” The Midwest Book Review
“Nicely paced and suspenseful. Coel blends frontier history, complex emotions, and western vistas in a way that is all her own.” Booklist
“A character driven story. It will be interesting to see where Coel goes next.” Booknews