By Tony Hillerman
At a moonlit Indian ruin—where "thieves of time" ravage sacred flooring within the identify of profit—a famous anthropologist vanishes whereas at the verge of constructing a startling, history-altering discovery. At an historic burial web site, amid stolen items and desecrated bones, corpses are came across, shot via bullets becoming the gun of the lacking scientist.
There are smooth mysteries buried in despoiled old locations. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee needs to plunge into the earlier to unearth an awesome fact and a cold-hearted killer.
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He knocked on the door and went in. The moment he saw Martinsson’s face he realised it was serious. Wallander could always read his mood, which was important since Martinsson swung constantly between energetic exhilaration and glum dejection. Wallander sat down in the guest chair. ‘What happened? ’ Martinsson stared at him in surprise. ’ ‘No. ’ Martinsson didn’t reply. He merely continued looking at Wallander, who began to feel even worse than he had before. ‘I’m not going to sit here guessing,’ he said in the end.
When he opened the door, a photographer took a flash picture of Wallander’s face. Standing next to the cameraman was a reporter who introduced herself as Lisa Halbing, with a smile Wallander immediately classified as fake. ’ she asked aggressively. ’ wondered Wallander, who already had a pain in his stomach. ’ The cameraman took a whole series of pictures. Wallander’s first instinct was to punch him, but he did no such thing, of course. Instead he demanded that the cameraman promise not to take any photographs inside the house; that was his private domain.
You forgot your gun when you drank too much at a restaurant. That’s serious - there’s no getting away from that - but you haven’t actually committed a crime. ’ ‘Hardly. ’ ‘I’m not going to guess. ’ Holmgren began collecting his papers and placing them carefully in his briefcase. He suddenly paused. ‘It’s obviously an advantage if this business doesn’t get into the hands of the media,’ he said. ’ ‘I think we’ll be OK,’ Wallander said. ’ But Wallander was wrong. That same day there was a knock on his door.