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Chappell takes a bold new direction with this thriller, raising storytelling and knowledge of the Navajo culture to an entirely new level. When Mexico's bloodiest predator invades the Reservation it's up to Charlie Yazzie and his friends to take charge the Navajo way. Navajo can track prey, but can Charlie Yazzie catch a killer before the killer catches him? Mojado is a stChappell takes a bold new direction with this thriller, raising storytelling and knowledge of the Navajo culture to an entirely new level. When Mexico's bloodiest predator invades the Reservation it's up to Charlie Yazzie and his friends to take charge the Navajo way. Navajo can track prey, but can Charlie Yazzie catch a killer before the killer catches him? Mojado is a stand alone novel and book number four in the Navajo Nation Mystery Series....

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ISBN : 25718904
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Number of Pages : 198 Pages
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Mojado Reviews

  • Jean Poulos
    2018-08-14 13:38

    I am enjoying this series about the Navajo Nation Mystery. I appreciate Chappell’s skill as a story teller. This story is a bit different from the prior stories in the series. The story is primarily about Charlie Yazzie, Thomas Begay and Harley Ponyboy. These three have been friends since children. Chappell discusses the difficulties Begay and Ponyboy have in maintaining sobriety, and uses this to review the alcohol problem among the Navajo.In this story we get to see the magnificent skill of Harley Ponyboy as a tracker. First Thomas and Harley find a dead white man, and then the three come across a dead Navajo girl. Instead of leaving the hunt for the killer to the FBI, the three set out to find him. The story goes back and forth between the killer “Mojado” and the three friends. Chappell paints a trek through the Navajo back country with all its wild loneliness and danger. The book is well written and fast paced. The plot twists and turns more so than Chappell’s other stories. I learned that Mojado is Spanish for wet and often refers to the “wet backs”: Mexicans sneaking across the U.S./Mexico border. Chappell provides a constant sub dialog about Navajo beliefs in ghost, spirits and magic. The ending was a nice unexpected twist. Kaipo Schwab does a good job narrating the story.

  • Mike Audion
    2018-07-31 20:40

    Most places you would be hard pressed to find anyone willing to hunt down a ruthless serial killer but the Navajo Reservation is not most places. Skirting the Feds who have no sense of the man they are after or the place he's chosen to hide, Charlie, Thomas and Harley Ponyboy know only they can stop the killing and maybe the killer himself...if he doesn't kill them first. This is book four in a fast paced, well developed Navajo Nation/Western mystery series. I've read them all but Mojado certainly stands alone and in my opinion as Chappell's best thriller yet. I love the authentic western detail but it was the pure suspense that kept me flipping the pages and holding my breath. Chappell describes the Navajo and their land as though he is describing his own family and family lands. I can almost hear them speak and see their expressions. Storytelling has always been an art and Chappell has entered the realm of western masters. I never saw the end coming on this one and I dare you to guess who the hero will be in advance. I highly recommend this book and hope the next will not be too far up the trail.

  • Vickie Knob
    2018-08-11 22:04

    Takes you on a ride down red dirt roadsChappell has the Navajo people, customs and area down. This was my favorite of his stories, taking the reader up red stone canyons and down deep rutted roads. Love the characters, settings and the story he weaves. I recommend this book to any fans of Western s or Southwest books. You won't be disappointed.A special thanks to the author for supplying this review copy of this book.

  • Cheri Ramirez
    2018-08-02 21:40

    This continuation of the series does not disappoint. I finished the book I finished this book in 2 days, only leaving it when forced. Fascinating study of Navajo evolving culture and criminal / adventure of the 3 major protagonist.

  • Fran Irwin
    2018-08-15 20:49

    Not Tony Hillerman, but no one is! However, the story is a real "grabber" and I couldn't put the book down. It's an edge-of-your-chair read and I highly recommend it.

  • Carl
    2018-07-18 16:42

    "Mojado: A Navajo Nation Mystery" by R. Allen Chappell is the fourth installment of a highly interesting and well written Navajo mystery series. There is no doubt that Tony Hillerman is arguably the best storyteller of the Navajo and America's Southwest, and if you like Hillerman, you will really enjoy Chappell's writings as well. Chappell’s ability to create local color and to create character lends authenticity to his work. Chappell says that he grew up with the Navajo, went to school with them, and later worked alongside them. His friendships became the inspiration for this series. His ability as a storyteller is revealed in his plots that are not predictable and keep the reader turning page after page.In "Mojado: A Navajo Nation Mystery," Mexico's most cold-blooded killer escapes prison and escapes into the Reservation. It's up to the series' three main characters Charlie Yazzie and his two friends Thomas and Harley Ponyboy to take charge the Navajo way. While the FBI spread the search out in their way, these Navajo follow a bloody trail as they track a killer across the vast and desolate reservation.Chappell’s characters are believable, and the plot is well crafted which kept my interest. Chappell’s characterization creates some complex and likeable characters that draw the reader into the story. In “Mojado,” he has crafted one of his cruelest, unfeeling characters, and a plot that will keep you enthralled until the very end. I enjoyed this series very much, and this one is the best thriller yet. Sadly, at this time, there are no more in this series. Regardless, I believe in the tooth fairy, so I know that someday, another story of Charlie and the boys will appear under my pillow.

  • Gabriel H Jarani
    2018-07-27 13:43

    His best yetI have always enjoyed contemporary native American mysteries but hadn't read many since tony Silverman died quite decade ago. About a year back amazon maddox me aware of r allow n Chappell and I have since read all the books in his Navajo mystery series. I thoroughly enjoyed d them and feel each one has been better than the last. If you enjoy this type of thing I wouldn't hesitate giving this a quick read. If you have the time I would start from the first book and go from there. Like most serials these days forlorn n knowledge is not required but still generally aides in the experience. Enjoy

  • Paula Hilston
    2018-08-16 20:48

    Continuing the storyThis is the fourth of a five story collection about the Navajo Nation(fiction). It continues to developers the well written characters and to incorporate historical, geographical and other interesting facts about the location and traditions of the four corners region of the U.S.. Having just returned from our annual trek to the desert southwest it has been delightful to find this series with such fresh memories of our own adventures.

  • Wesley Schuknecht
    2018-07-26 20:48

    Gripping story of evil crossing the border and being dealt with by our brave friends of the Fine'. Fast paced and perfect sequelGripping story of evil crossing the border and being dealt with by our brave friends of the Dine'. Fast paced and perfect sequel... a great complement to the previous stories.

  • Michael Oakley
    2018-07-17 15:58

    An enjoyable read. A bit different than the previous books in the series. I still enjoyed it.I think it would probably be helpful to have read at least one of the previous books for character understanding. I do enjoy the culture information that is scattered through the books. And the locations, since I grew up in that area.

  • Lynn
    2018-07-29 19:49

    This is the fourth book by Chappell. They are all self published and would have been improved with a good editor. That said you can definitely see improvement in Chappell's writing. Quick and entertaining reading especially if you are a fan of the Four Corners area. Major complaint is that all four of the books use the same to device to quickly resolve the story at the end.

  • Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
    2018-07-29 15:38

    Enjoyable readingI accidentally came across this author as a short story in a magazine. Since have read several of his books, all are without the super heroes which many ruin their stories. That's a plus.

  • Joanne Perkins
    2018-07-26 13:52

    History For an Arizona native, it was a trip home. A great way to learn some Navajo history and to learn the language. I recommend that you read all four or five books in this series. I could not put down until all of them were finished.

  • Ronald Speakes
    2018-07-30 22:04

    ExcellentCaptures reservation life among the Navajo. This is a well written novel with believable characters, to include the Mojado who is portrayed both as human and deadly evil.

  • Marilyn
    2018-08-14 16:42

    It was fun visiting with the characters that seem like good friends. I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to the next adventure.

  • Josephine M Morris
    2018-08-01 16:06

    MajadoThis was a cliff hanger at the last. I enjoyed the book and have read all of Mr. Chappell's books. I am now wondering what is coming in the next one.

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2018-07-23 15:02

    steeped in Navajo traditions. reminiscent of Tony hillerman. and that's high praise indeed.

  • Carolgene
    2018-07-29 14:54

    This is my favorite of his first four books, I am anxiously awaiting the fifth!

  • Carol Duff
    2018-07-21 16:44

    The grizzliest in the series so far but still a page turner.

  • Wanda D. McAdams
    2018-08-14 17:03

    Gripping thrillerMr. Chappell says he thinks this book is his best work. I agree wholeheartedly. The story rockets along with surprise twists and turns, never quite slowing enough to relieve the tension. The body of information on Navajo beliefs and culture flesh out the characters and leave readers a more complete understanding of who these hardy people are and how they have survived centuries of hardship and injustice.

  • Sandy Voegtlen
    2018-07-27 15:52

    After finishing all of the Longmire series to date, I was looking for another series set in the West. This series fits the bill. I love the characters, but I wish that Shorty hadn't been killed. It made me cry.

  • Dale
    2018-07-31 15:49

    Another entertaining tale o Charlie, Harley and ThomasMr. Chapelle has written another story of fine tension. His skill in painting pictures of modern Navaho and Piute lands and characters brings the Navajo Nations alive.

  • Rebecca H. Cooley
    2018-07-16 13:45

    Great ReadThis book is a great read for anyone young ,old and male or woman! It's been awhile since I read a novel with such Indian history. I believe my next one will be just that.

  • Roger
    2018-08-01 15:04

    A good book in the series with Navajo police on reservation of New Mexico and Ariz. Three previous books have been good also.

  • Ed Shields
    2018-08-07 21:01

    I've read and enjoyed the first 3 more. To me, this one had an excess of killing that suggested a bit of a "lazy writing" way of maintaining suspense. However I still plan to read book 5.

  • Virginia Adi
    2018-08-12 14:06

    OK--needs to be fleshed out a little.

  • Cheryl Jardine
    2018-08-15 22:05

    Very good readGood character development. Absorbing plots. Leaves you desiring more reading with interest in more to read about these people and their lives.

  • Rennae Croisant
    2018-07-22 14:40

    Very suspenseful. I became invested in the well fleshed out characters.

  • Joe D. Adams
    2018-07-26 14:40

    Best of the series so farAn excellent story . The characters keep improving , so does Chappell. Thanks for his guidance into a strange culture.

  • Ani Teter
    2018-08-09 14:04

    Good for Hillerman fans.Enjoyed this book immensely. I've missed Leaphorn and Chee by the late Tony Hillerman, and this book helps fill the void.