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The Final Six-Pack
Nominations for the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book for 2007

Dance of the Thunder Dogs
by Kirk Mitchell
Berkley Prime Crime

2004
pp. 384
paperback
ISBN 0425199851
$7.99

"Am I Comanche only when I’m out in the white world?”

In this fifth mystery featuring federal investigator Emmett Quanah Parker, an injured Parker returns home to Oklahoma to heal. While home, his Comanche brethren join with neighboring tribes to honor
him with a dance. But it is soon evident that Parker’s healing will have to wait, a he finds himself embroiled in a case involving a land use scam, embezzlement, and murder. And before long, the lawman who lives between two worlds finds himself on the other side of the law, the object of an intense manhunt.

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"A complex story of honor and brotherhood… an excellent book, full of twists."
Roundtable Reviews

"As the new heir apparent to Tony Hillerman, Kirk Mitchell brings us back to Indian country with investigator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Emmett Parker, a great guy to keep around."
The New York Times Book Review

"Impressive… [an] endless tumble of breathless events."
Publishers Weekly

"A fine, action-packed thriller."
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About the Author

Before he became a full-time writer, Kirk Mitchell served as a deputy sheriff on the Paiute-Shoshone Indian reservations of the desert country that includes Death Valley. He has also been a SWAT sergeant in Southern California.

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