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    William Morrow, 2001

    Something strange is happening on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and acting police chief Charlie Moon is determined to get to the bottom of it. Of course he doesn't believe his Aunt Daisy's stories about Grandmother Spider hunting and killing people--but what else could have caused these strange sightings and bizarre deaths? And why is the Air Force investigating?

    Along with his friend and partner, matukach Police Chief Scott Parker, Charlie probes more deeply. A mysterious monster rose over the lake, apparently beheaded a lawyer, and left a Ute stuck high in a tree. With an aerospace scientist missing, could it be that UFOs have finally been sighted?

    GRANDMOTHER SPIDER combines an enticing mystery with powerful characters. Moon dominates the story with his police-work, his personal angst, and his genuine concern for others. A modest element of romance for Moon adds to the mix. If some of the plot elements were a little far-fetched (the crack comando team might have been more than a little overkill), I found myself laughing out loud at some of the dialogue. GRANDMOTHER SPIDER also opens an intriguing window into the world of reservation politics. Moon has been Acting Chief for six months--will he get the job or lose it because he doesn't play the political game?

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    Three Stars

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