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Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

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Book Summary

A groundbreaking thriller about a vigilante on a Native American reservation who embarks on a dangerous mission to track down the source of a heroin influx.

Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that’s hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal. He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop.

They follow a lead to Denver and find that drug cartels are rapidly expanding and forming new and terrifying alliances. And back on the reservation, a new tribal council initiative raises uncomfortable questions about money and power. As Virgil starts to link the pieces together, he must face his own demons and reclaim his Native identity. He realizes that being a Native American in the twenty-first century comes at an incredible cost.

Winter Counts is a tour-de-force of crime fiction, a bracingly honest look at a long-ignored part of American life, and a twisting, turning story that’s as deeply rendered as it is thrilling.


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published August 25, 2020 by Ecco

ISBN: 9780062968944


1 review for Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

  1. Brittany Woodworth (verified owner)

    🌟 Review 🌟
    .Thank you @thrillerbooklover for my complimentary copy and for having me on your review team !

    “Winter Counts ” , @wanbliweiden @eccobooks
    Format: Hardcover , Pages : 336
    published : August 25th , 2020
    ISBN 0062968947 (ISBN13: 9780062968944)
    Genres : Mystery, Thriller , Crime
    Trigger warnings: Rape , Police Brutality , Alcoholism, murder , criminal activities, drug abuse
    “Winter counts were the calendar system used by the Lakota, but they weren’t like modern ones. I’d loved the little pictures in the calendars, each image showing the most significant event from the past year”
    Attention all my slow burn Thriller lovers ! . Where you at ? Where you at ? . Here’s a zealous character , crime fiction novel that is a must read ! . It’s a strong and gritty debut that will blow your mind ! . The author also throws in a heart pounding plot that will leave you speechless and have your jaw dropping! . Our main character takes us on a crazy adventure while trying to solve a case . The mystery is entertaining , engaging . We learn Virgil has demons. He struggling to belong in the world . We learn so much , about Virgil throughout the criminal investigation. But that is what makes the story beautiful . It will impact a reader leaving the reader with a bittersweet sadness feeling . I am interested to see what the author has planned for Virgil . Is this just going to be one single book , or a series ? .

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