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"Let Me Off At the Top"
by Ron Burgundy
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  • Let Me Off At the TopYes.

    "Masked Dancers"
    by Jean Hager
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  • Masked DancersThe final entry in the Mitch Bushyhead series finds the half-Cherokee police chief trying to solve the murder of a game warden and the disappearance of the local school principal. His teenage daughter continues to grow into the young woman he and his late wife dreamed she would become, and a blossoming romance with a local doctor shows promise. His small police department – Virgil and Duck and Shelly and Helen – are all dealing with their issues, too. These are all wonderfully drawn characters, and if the dialogue is often clunky, the end of the series still feels a bit unfinished – as if in some alternate universe Bushyhead keeps patrolling the streets of mythical Buckskin, Oklahoma, waiting for us to drop by and catch up on everything that's been happning.

    "None Braver"
    by Michael Hirsh
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  • None BraverIn the months and years after 9/11, Air Force Pararescue Jumpers – "PJs" – were sent to retrieve all kinds of U.S. and allied military service members wounded in combat. The call for assistance generally came while the combat was still raging. A former Vietnam War correspondent redeployed to Pakistan and Afghanistan to live among the PJs, and to record the stories of their missions when they returned to base. It is a moving, sad and yet inspirational set of vignettes about a branch of the service whose motto is "So that others may live."

    "Fire Carrier"
    by Jean Hager
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  • TITLEA local business leader who has just been reported for domestic violence by his wife's physician is found murdered after threatening to kill the doctor's assistant. Knowing about the abuse, the woman's brother has escaped from jail to protect his sister. No shortage of suspects for killing a man all agree deserved to die – but Police Chief Mitch Bushyhead still needs to find the person responsible.

    "Ghostland"
    by Jean Hager
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  • GhostlandWell-written but disturbing entry in the Mitch Bushyhead series of Cherokee Nation mysteries – a young girl is found murdered in the woods near the boarding school she attended, with evidence she may have been molested. The subject matter makes for some tough reading, but the story is well told and the development of the recurring characters is well done.