Cover of: Finding moon | Tony Hillerman.

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Loaded with e-book extras (not available in the print edition), including Tony Hillerman's running commentary on his work, his series heroes Leaphorn and Chee, and a special profile of the Navajo nation.Moon Mathias discovers his dead brother's baby daughter is waiting for him in Southeast Asia -- a child he didn't know existed. Finding her in the aftermath of the Vietnam War brings out a side of Moon he had forgotten he possessed.Tony Hillerman's bestselling Navajo mysteries have thrilled millions of readers with their taut, intricate plotting, sensitive, subtle characterizations and lyrical evocations of landscapes and cultures. Now he departs his trademark terrain and applies his talents to a story he has wanted to tell for decades about an ordinary man thrust into total chaos. Until the telephone call came for him on April 12, 1975, the world of Moon Mathias had settled into a predictable routine. He knew who he was. He was the disappointing son of Victoria Mathias, the brother of the brilliant, recently dead Ricky Mathias and a man who could be counted on to solve small problems. But the telephone caller was an airport security officer, and the news he delivered handed Moon a problem as large as Southeast Asia.His mother, who should be in her Florida apartment, is fighting for her life in a Los Angeles hospital -- stricken while en route to the Philippines to bring home a grandchild they hadn't known existed. The papers in her purse send Moon into a world totally strange to him. They lure him down the back streets of Manila, to a rural cockfight, into the odd Filipino prison on Palawan Island and finally across the South China Sea to where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge is turning Cambodia into killing fields and Communist rockets are beginning to fall on the outskirts of Saigon.

About the Edition

An American undertakes a dangerous search in Asia for his Amerasian niece. When his brother is killed in a helicopter crash and the Vietnamese wife dies soon after, Mathias Moon, a Colorado newsman, flies to find the girl. In the course of the search--from the teeming streets of Manila to the jungles of Cambodia--Moon finds himself too.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3558.I45 F47 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 319 p. :
Number of pages
319

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26211584M
Internet Archive
findingmoon00hill_sdj
ISBN 10
0060177721
LC Control Number
95031309
OCLC/WorldCat
32968937
Goodreads
2806013

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