Framing the Dialogue

Coyote Blue

The life of Samuel Hunter seems to be falling apart when the very successful insurance salesman encounters a strange Indian (American).  His past comes crashing back while he meets an astounding young woman, becomes an assault suspect, and becomes the target of his fellow condo members.  While he is down, his “friends” do the usual friend thing and try to take advantage of his bad luck…or is it bad luck.

“He started the car and put it into gear only to realize that he couldn’t remember where he was going.  There had been an appointment when he left the office.  He drove several blocks trying to remember the appointment and who he was going to be when he got there.  Finally he gave up and pressed the autodialer on his cellular phone.  As the phone beeped through the numbers to his office it hit him:  the source of his discomfort.  The Indian had had golden eyes.  In the time it took for his secretary to answer, twenty years of his life, of denial and deception, was pulled away in a stinging black undertow, leaving him feeling helpless and afraid.”

I loved Coyote Blue! Christopher Moore has a writing style that is entertaining, deep, but not too deep, provocative, and somewhat quirky.  I’ve read several of his novels lately and have ordered more.  His books are a nice change from the murder mysteries and thrillers that I tend to lean toward for my reading.  There is love an mystery, just not sappy love and having false leads fed to you throughout the book; keeping you guessing.

Read this book!

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