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Housed Chinese immigrants a century before Faye is fascinated by the tunnels which are a time capsule back to the early twentieth century―but when the bodies of three children are discovered deep beneath the city her sense of discovery turns to one of dread. An archaeological murder mysteryFaye Longchamp Mantooth is a respected archaeologist visiting Oklahoma City for a conference celebrating indigenous arts when an explosion rocks the hotel lobby hosting the delegates This event causes everybody to remember the dark days following the original Oklahoma City bombing but as Faye soon discovers the truth about the explosion is even disturbingBuried deep beneath the city there are ancient catacombs that housed the Chinese labour force that built the city at the turn of the century This vast network of tunnels and secret entrances served as a safe haven for the Chinese at a time when their lives were made very difficult above ground Poverty exploitation and racism were the order of the day and they found refuge under the city This account of actual events was really fascinating to me Anecdotal and photographic evidence still exists to this day The explosion uncovers a staircase leading down into the catacombs and several chambers and in one of these the investigating team discovers 3 small bodies wrapped in shrouds This sets the scene for the story as Faye is tasked with helping the FBI make sense of the ghastly discoveryMany startling twists and turns set a fairly fast paced story but I found the writing lumbered and the characters were not convincing I did however find the background about the indigenous people and their customs and traditions fascinating so there is a very positive side to the bookGillianBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review How to Fly with Broken Wings lobby hosting the delegates This event causes everybody to remember the dark days following the original Oklahoma City bombing but as Faye soon discovers the truth about the explosion is even disturbingBuried deep beneath the city there are ancient catacombs that housed the Chinese Swimming to the Moon labour force that built the city at the turn of the century This vast network of tunnels and secret entrances served as a safe haven for the Chinese at a time when their Stir It Up lives were made very difficult above ground Poverty exploitation and racism were the order of the day and they found refuge under the city This account of actual events was really fascinating to me Anecdotal and photographic evidence still exists to this day The explosion uncovers a staircase The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems leading down into the catacombs and several chambers and in one of these the investigating team discovers 3 small bodies wrapped in shrouds This sets the scene for the story as Faye is tasked with helping the FBI make sense of the ghastly discoveryMany startling twists and turns set a fairly fast paced story but I found the writing Handbook of Psychophysiology lumbered and the characters were not convincing I did however find the background about the indigenous people and their customs and traditions fascinating so there is a very positive side to the bookGillianBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review

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What secrets lie deep beneath the surfaceA deafening explosion rocks a historic Oklahoma City hotel sending archaeologist Faye Longchamp Mantooth crashing to the marble floor of the lobby She's unhurt but shaken―after all any time something blows up in Okla. The latest Faye Longchamp mystery sees her returned to Oklahoma to attend a native arts conference with her husband Joe Mantooth who will take the opportunity to visit family in the state As the conference is about to start Faye is meeting Cully Mantooth Hollywood actor skilled flutist and accomplished flute carver And he has a gift for her a special flute designed for her on order from Joe who has used his various tribal connections to bypass any one who got in the way of ordering this gift The moment was exuisite and perfectuntil the bombOklahoma City has known bombing before and the response was rapid to this event Strangely no one knew what this was about No one claimed credit— or blame There were white supremacists demonstrating outside the conference but no immediate connection foundBut something was literally unearthed that called for Faye’s expertise The explosion opened up an area beneath the hotel rud to have existed but not seen for decadescatacombs below the city So multiple mysteries now who is the bomber and why did he attack the hotel; what is the true story of the underground “city” and the items found there Faye hopes to help the FBI while also being present for Joe family and friends at the conferenceThis continues to be an interesting series unafraid to move into new difficult areas in American life racial divides the threat of white supremacy movements the continuing problems of native peoples in the United States In contrast there are also exciting segments on native crafts art and culture And there is Faye always I do continue to recommend this series This book could be read as a stand alone but knowing some background enhances the readingA copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review Georg Buchner lie deep beneath the surfaceA deafening explosion rocks a historic Oklahoma City hotel sending archaeologist Faye Longchamp Mantooth crashing to the marble floor of the Gekka Mugentan, Vol. 4 lobby She's unhurt but shaken―after all any time something blows up in Okla. The How to Fly with Broken Wings latest Faye Longchamp mystery sees her returned to Oklahoma to attend a native arts conference with her husband Joe Mantooth who will take the opportunity to visit family in the state As the conference is about to start Faye is meeting Cully Mantooth Hollywood actor skilled flutist and accomplished flute carver And he has a gift for her a special flute designed for her on order from Joe who has used his various tribal connections to bypass any one who got in the way of ordering this gift The moment was exuisite and perfectuntil the bombOklahoma City has known bombing before and the response was rapid to this event Strangely no one knew what this was about No one claimed credit— or blame There were white supremacists demonstrating outside the conference but no immediate connection foundBut something was Swimming to the Moon literally unearthed that called for Faye’s expertise The explosion opened up an area beneath the hotel rud to have existed but not seen for decadescatacombs below the city So multiple mysteries now who is the bomber and why did he attack the hotel; what is the true story of the underground “city” and the items found there Faye hopes to help the FBI while also being present for Joe family and friends at the conferenceThis continues to be an interesting series unafraid to move into new difficult areas in American Stir It Up life racial divides the threat of white supremacy movements the continuing problems of native peoples in the United States In contrast there are also exciting segments on native crafts art and culture And there is Faye always I do continue to recommend this series This book could be read as a stand alone but knowing some background enhances the readingA copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review

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This is #12 in the Faye Longchamp mystery series but it works as a standalone This is my first venture into the books and I was not confused by character relationships or any references to past events What I enjoyed 1 The story reveals timely cultural issuesI had expected a straight forward amateur detective type mystery While I got that and it's a doozy I also got a thoughtful moving look at prejudices in our society Even better These arise naturally from the story circumstances This isn't a book about an issue but a story that reveals an issue There's a differenceEvans writes with compassion even as she describes the horrible ways that prejudices filter down through the years Cully an old movie star returning to Oklahoma and Sly Faye's father in law both attended Indian schools The under funded schools lacked even basic items that make up back to school lists each year in the United States pencils paper books There was abuse at some schools All of this is a true and shameful part of US history Both characters left without diplomas and had to build lives for themselves without itThe catacombs of the title are the underground dwellings of a Chinese community in the early 20th century These creative people dug through the walls of their below ground basement apartments and created a multi leveled living area beneath Oklahoma City As strange as it sounds this actually happened Fascinating Horrible too They weren't paid adeuate wages and landlords refused to rent decent apartments to them Why Their ethnicityAnd then there's protest against the academic conference on Indigenous Art It's disappointing but not surprising that certain types of people would protest this exploration of a culture that is not theirsThere's a running theme about the idea of invisible people Faye observes that the hotel maids are invisible to most Those with power might not see them as people or consider their needs But Faye does2 Faye Longchamp Mantooth is uniueShe's observant and astute two ualities that I imagine archeologists need in abundance The tidbits of professional knowledge are fascinatingWhile she's definitely a strong woman and a feminist she is considerate and understanding of different codes of honor For example both she and Cully are somewhat hurt in the bombing Medics attend Faye first and she wants to protest Cully is an old man Examine him first But she knows that his chivalrous nature and generational ideas would never allow him to be treated before a woman So instead of protesting she respects that by remaining silent And Cully does a jig to demonstrate his healthy state3 Faye and Joe's relationship is realistic and beautifulEvans gives us a realistic marital relationship here Joe and Faye know each other deeply care about each other and feel secure enough in that love to argue together A healthy relationship doesn't mean a conflict free one They support each other's work She sees even potential greatness lying inside him and is determined to make her husband shine It's beautiful4 And There's much that I could rave about The plot is great The writing is terrific All in all it's a well crafted story Evans writes with compassion and understanding and this is a wonderful book Thanks again to Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for a copy of Catacombs in exchange for an honest review It was a pleasure to read this book Short Cycle Selling lips is the same bombFaye is in town for a conference celebrating indigenous arts but is soon distracted by the aftermath of the explosion which cracks open the old hotel's floor to reveal subterranean chambers that had. 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