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Hour of the Hunter (1990)

by J. A. Jance

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The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture–murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd—a teacher on the reservation—put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

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The book is set in 1975, and has frequent flashbacks to explain how the characters got to the current point in their lives. It also has stories and legends from the local tribes as the book is set partly on the reservation. The legends make for interesting reading but they appear rather haphazardly...no real rhyme or reason for them and no real impact on the story. Hour of the Hunter was an exciting book. A few minor issues...the ending seemed to arise out of nowhere, very abrupt after the lead-up. And the final punishment for the criminal seem rather mild considering the crime. All the same a very worthwhile read. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
This is a good book written about the murder of a Papago Indian girl. It is set in the 1970���s and has flashbacks to explain how certain characters are involved. Diana and her son David live on the Tohono O���Othham Indian Reservation near Tuscan Arizona. Rita Antone is a Papago Indian and helps to take care of David. It was Rita���s granddaughter who was killed and Diana���s testimony helped to put the man Andrew behind bars. Now Andrew���s out of jail and wants his revenge. The story goes from there to see how Andrew works his way to get to Diana. My favorite part is the various stories or legends that have been included from tribes. They add to the atmosphere of the culture being used in this story and helped to make it unique. It is interesting and suspenseful with very colorful and good characters. They are developed so well and their personalities described so that you know them. The exception would be Andrew Carlisle who is gruesome and not a good guy but every murder mystery has to have a bad guy. ( )
  jesssika | Sep 9, 2014 |
This book started good but hit dulldrums mid way because they would speak in Indian and then have to translate so it made for a very long story. It made up for it in the last chapter or 2. ( )
  Bettyb30 | Jun 24, 2013 |
Better than I expected. Definitely worthy of reading another title by Jance. ( )
  lesmel | May 19, 2013 |
ok, not a Beaumont
  jenny.whitman | Apr 8, 2012 |
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We are all hunters. - Clayton Savage in "A Less than Noble Savage", un unpublished manuscript by Andrew Philip Carlisle
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To Bill, who brought us "the Bone," and to Diana Conway, wherever she is
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Prologue:  It is said that after that I'itoi climbed the steps of arrow and went to Eagle Man's cave.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380711079, Mass Market Paperback)

The hunter is free to kill again -- and hour by hour, he draws closer . . .

The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture–murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'otham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd -- a teacher on the reservation -- put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:35 -0400)

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Six years after her husband killed himself after being accused of murdering an Indian girl, Diana Ladd relies on a Native American wise woman and a local police detective to protect her and her son from her late husband's partner, recently released from prison.… (more)

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