The Fallen Man

Another in Tony Hillerman’s Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn Navajo, The Fallen Man
starts with the discovery of a dead body below a seldom-climbed rock face on
the Navajo reservation. Chee and the now-retired Leaphorn become
progressively more involved with the mystery of who the man was, and how he
came to meet his end. As one now expects with Hillerman’s work, the story is
solid, enriched by the very human drama of its participants. My one
complaint: this on-again, off-again thing with Jim Chee and Janet Pete seems
to have been dragging on through far too many novels. Ok, there’s tension
between the Navajo way of life and that of the white man. WE GET IT! <ahem>