Winter Counts ~ by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Okay – I finally really finished The Ministry for the Future and wrote up a review.  Then I read a chapter in 10 Lessons for a Post-pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria because the All-nonfiction Reading Group is discussing it. Then I picked up A Promised Land, Barack Obama’s memoir and read another chapter there.  Finally I got to Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden which I’d picked up on sale.

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Winter Counts 
by David Heska Wanbli Weiden 
2021
Read by Darrell Dennis 8h 17m
Rating –  B / crime (Native American)

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I expected an average crime novel taking place on a reservation similar to what I’ve read quite a lot of prior but this was far more imbued with Native American customs and lore.  It gets very violent toward the end (be warned).
 
It takes place on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota where drugs have made unfortunate inroads and private investigators have to do law enforcement when the federal system doesn’t work.  The fictional Virgil Wounded Horse is just such private detective who, when his nephew seems to be caught up in the problem, gets involved more deeply than he has prior.  

There is a lot of accurate reporting mixed into the story. 

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