This is a tale about two intrepid Navajo attorneys who take on a small cadre of despicable, amoral, greedy individuals who are well entrenched in the Washington D. C. bureaucracy. These people are willing to do anything, to go to any lengths, to get what they want, including murder.
In this instance, they want the natural resources on all of the Native American reservations which are estimated to have a market value in the hundreds of millions of dollars, perhaps in the billions. They put together a scheme that has a veneer of legality, but on close examination it is bereft of any plausible legality whatsoever.
The folks living on the reservations are for the most part down to earth people, unsophisticated in the normal sense of the word, most don’t possess college degrees, but they have an intelligence, a wisdom, honed by life experience and a sense of values that has been handed down for centuries through their cultures, traditions and customs and when these attributes are added to their highly developed skills and craftsmanship the total package makes them quite unique as a people.
These white collar crooks, and when all is said and done that’s a perfect description of them, think they’re smarter than anyone else, especially any member of any tribe they’ll be dealing with, and think they can flimflam them with ease.
They completely ignore the past history of Native American confrontations with the powers that be in the Nation’s Capital. Anything coming from that direction puts them on high alert and they’ll get in the faces of anyone who tries any funny stuff with them.
They also didn’t count on the likes of Jason Contos and Art Gallagher, a couple of Navajo attorneys and modern day warriors. They are decorated military veterans and know how to fight on the battlefield, in urban environments and in the courtroom.
However, these villains are no wusses and aren’t afraid to trade blows.
The story blends violence, intrigue, suspense, humor and romance into an interesting, spellbinding, literary cocktail. Reading it will be an excellent way to while away some hours with a cocktail of another variety close at hand. Enjoy!