The Silent Spirit am Ebook I came to Margaret Coel after I d read all the Tony Hillerman s I needed my fix of Native American detective stories What I didn t realise at the t
The Silent Spirit am Ebook I came to Margaret Coel after I'd read all the Tony Hillerman's; I needed my fix of Native American detective stories. What I didn't realise at the time was that I was buying into the angst of a nation, the lost dreams and sorrowful songs of a people. In all her books the sense of loss is great and when that is coupled with the "forbidden" attraction between Father O'Malley and the Arapaho lawyer, Vicky Holden (let alone the baggage they are carrying) there is a hole opened up before us that should swallow us up, soul and all, leaving us in true depths of depression. But not so. It is pride and love that saves us: the battle of a people struggling to preserve their past and help their children and grandchildren combat poverty, alcohol and drugs; the love, and faith, of John O'Malley for this people with whom he has so much in common; and that of Vicky for her embattled people."The Silent Spirit" encapsulates all this in a simple yet fascinating storyline that begins with the making of the first silent Western, "The Covered Wagon", and ends with the search of a young Arapaho for the answer to the mystery concerning the disappearance of his grandfather in Hollywood. Love and hope run through the tale like a golden thread that glistens through the darkness of murder, drug dealers and racism. The pride of the people warms your soul in the cold snows of winter on the plains.I can understand how some of Coel's fervent readers might quail at the mental struggles that haunt Father O'Malley and Vicky Holden in the excellent Wind River Mysteries, but our worries and our fears stay with us in life - so why not in fiction? . Kiki Wallowingbull went to Hollywood to uncover the truth behind why his great grandfather disappeared back in 1923 But after Kiki s frozen body is discovered on the reservation, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O Malley must find the connection between the two violent deaths separated by nearly a century.. A viral Ebook The Silent Spirit Recently, I've read two Margaret Coel mysteries after not having read one for a couple of years. I don't think her writing is as strong as Tony Hillerman's and I think The Silent Spring is a case in point. She has two basic characters who are emotionally entangled, but pretty much doomed to never become lovers. This theme is getting ragged. I know that people pick up serial books at different points in the on-going story and some reiteration of the setup is necessary, but I found it annoying in this book. I did not feel there was any real risk for any of the characters and I was not invested in them. I think it will be a while before I pick up another Coel mystery. Though I do have to say that The Girl with Braided Hair, which precedes this book was a quite solid mystery and well done. I have given this book 3 stars in spite of my dissatisfaction because I think that anyone new to Coel would not have the same issues and would enjoy reading it. We are talking about a mystery, not great litereature.