By D. L. Birchfield
During this fast paced novel via D. L. Birchfield, a hard-luck Oklahoma Choctaw legal professional, Hom-Astubby, makes a decision that doing issues on Indian time seriously isn't suitable with practising legislation. while he attempts his hand at changing into an outside photographer as a substitute, Hom-Astubby reveals himself being pushed approximately loopy by way of a curious challenge he by no means anticipated to encounter--having consistent reliable success. Hom-Astubby fears that his unbridled luck has come to an finish, even though, whilst he befriends a massive deserted puppy whereas on holiday in southwestern Colorado after which without warning unearths himself on the middle of the most important manhunt and the largest media occasion in that state's historical past. Hunted by way of Colorado's strongest cop, with whose female friend Hom-Astubby has develop into infatuated, he can in simple terms desire that his good fortune hasn't run out altogether as he performs detective in a baffling homicide. Hom-Astubby seeks the aid of former girlfriends he hasn't visible for years--who will not be precisely ready through the telephone for him to call--and even places his destiny within the arms of a Navajo-Comanche bull rider, as he races the clock to unravel this homicide and retain himself from being arrested as its offender. the 1st in a chain of mysteries that includes this beautiful personality, Birchfield's Black Silk Handkerchief is bound to maintain readers on their feet.
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They can do that cheaper than try to ﬁnd a hunting lease down there. But I guess Towers looks down at all those fellow Texans as peons and freeloaders who’d have their own hunting leases down in Texas if they amounted to anything. ” The sheriff looked at Hom-Astubby. “Then—and you mark my words—he’ll use his inﬂuence with the government to get a lot of the public access roads closed. He’ll turn this whole county into his private estate. ” The sheriff shrugged. “Just like we did to the Indians, I guess.
Given the great disparity in the value of the property and its purchase price, Hom-Astubby’s attorneys were trying to ﬁnd out if Arlington Billington might have paid gift taxes on the transfer. If so, then Hom-Astubby might not have any tax liability, not for the ranch. There would still be the matter of that casino jackpot. 0pt PgVar ——— Normal Page PgEnds: TEX , (47) BOOKCOMP, Inc. — University of Oklahoma Press / Page 47 / Printer proof / Black Silk Handkerchief / Birchﬁeld 48 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 D.
There was a brand new small jet sitting in the hangar, with seating for eight passengers and a crew of three. The jet was parked beside a twin-engine prop plane. Beside it was a single-engine biwing contraption that looked like some kind of stunt plane. 0pt PgVar ——— Long Page PgEnds: TEX , (41) BOOKCOMP, Inc. — University of Oklahoma Press / Page 41 / Printer proof / Black Silk Handkerchief / Birchﬁeld 42 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 D.