Thunder Horse (Gabriel Du Pré Series #5)

Thunder Horse (Gabriel Du Pré Series #5)

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Toussaint, Montana isn't easily rattled, but an earthquake uncovers an ancient burial ground and the well-preserved bones of a primitive people. When an archeologist is found with a bullet in his back and a dinosaur tooth in his pocket, sometime sleuth Gabriel Du Pré steps in with the wisdom and vision of his Métis ancestors to uncover the answers. But while Indians, archeologists, and entrepreneurs battle for valuable land and the precious remains of a dinosaur, a predator more dangerous than the great T. Rex walks the Montana plains, hungry to strike again...

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ISBN-13: 9780786188468
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: Gabriel Du Pré Series , #5
Edition description: Unabridged, CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Bowen, a Montanan, writes of the West. Cowboy, hunting and fishing guide, folksinger, poet, essayist, and novelist, he's written the picturesque Yellowstone Kelly historical novels, humor columns, and essays on blood sport as Coyote Jack, and the Gabriel Du Pré mysteries, in part because "the Métis are a great people, a wonderful people, and not many Americans know anything about them."

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Thunder Horse (Gabriel Du Pre Series #5) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Peter Bowen is consistent. This story had a bit more mystery than the other two, though it seemed a somewhat scattered way to solve it. The characters remain strong, the narrator excellent, and the historical details intriguing. Whether they are factual or fictional is unknown to me. Just as the characters are strong, the language, drinking and smoking is strong too.
cathyskye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Protagonist: Gabriel Du Pré Setting: the wilds of eastern Montana Series: #5 First Line: "I thought Le Doux Springs was on state land," Said Du Pré. After a serious earthquake shakes up the locals, Du Pré, the part-Métis Indian who frequently serves as deputy to county sheriff Benny Klein, gets involved in a story of greed that links ancient Indian residents of Montana with a Japanese group's plans to turn a spring into a commercial trout farm. There's a murder too: a snowmobiler is shot while carrying a valuable fossilized tooth of a T-Rex. Bowen does more to define setting and character with the rhythms of speech than any other writer I can think of at present. Once I start reading about Du Pré, I'm immediately transported to his world, and since I don't have to experience the cold and snow of eastern Montana, I enjoy my visits there. The archaeology and anthropology were welcome additions to a tale of greed and fascinating characters. The letter of the law is not always abided by in Du Pré's world, and there's not always a tidy "wrapping up". Just like real life, eh? Hopefully this is a series of books that will never see itself filmed by the PC gurus of Hollywood. Du Pré smokes too much, likes to drive his old police cruiser 100 MPH down Montana highways, and obeys the spirit of the law as he defines it. I find his brand of wisdom and independent spirit a breath of fresh, bracing Montana air.
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