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Navajo guide Chaco Joseph investigates strange happenings near his Farmington, New Mexico home. Suddenly he finds himself caught between warring alien factions determined to be the sole benefactors of the ancient Anasazi genetic heritage.
With the glut of alien stories (Aliens, Encounters, Terminators, Predators, X Files, etc.) in the news, the reader may be tempted to think that the alien scene has been defined. Not so! This book takes a startlingly different look.Your semi-civilized, other side will be nudged awake by this tale of a Navajo guide troubled by strange happenings in his Farmington, New Mexico community: murderous events and strange dreams. Chaco Rivers Joseph makes a bizarre discovery -- something that will involve him in a war between alien forces determined to be the sole benefators of the ancient Anasazi heritage.Characters come to vivid life in this fast moving tale. The reader is transported into a colorful land of small towns, sparse water and wooded mesas. Expect surprises and adrenalin rushes. Rich, brightly hued descriptions delightfully depict local flora and fauna,the landscape and its inhabitants. An unforgettable experience! Your concept of "aliens" will change forever.
“Pondu wasu evtish hargh Weltii basnegh!” Nurse Ponteil rushed into the room behind the words. And this time Chaco understood one of the words. Somewhere in the string of gibberish was uttered the two syllables, ‘Weltii’. The full impact and meaning of that word hit him like a Mack truck. His war scream sounded more Apache than Navajo as his shoulder hit the doctor in the small of her back. It was with all the force he could muster from six feet away, a full flight slam into a wall of flesh. At the moment of impact his arm swung at her gun and knocked it flying across the floor. Her body flew into Ponteil, catapulting her backward against the door. Dr. Tazon lost her grip on the suit as he snatched it and ran for his life.
ANASAZI HARVEST ISBN 1892105004
Tony Hillerman, move over. This reviewer believes author Leland Waldrip has a winning book on his hands. He neatly carves out his stories of predator and prey, perpetrator and victim, hunter and quarry in this exciting, chilling novel. Richly detailed, the reader will be completely drawn into the mayhem. A recommended read for those who love Southwest settings.
ANASAZI HARVEST is a book for anyone who enjoys mystery, intrigue, and UFO’s stories which have a generous and unique twist to them. The richness of the background descriptions of the Southwest will hold you equally enthralled as well as the story line.
ANASAZI HARVEST is the story of a Navajo guide, Chaco Joseph Rivers, who has been having some very uneasy dreams and a dwindling sex life because of them. Couple this with the horrendous murders happening in his Farmington, New Mexico community, and it will leave the reader on the edge of their chairs waiting for the next event to unfold.
When a friend calls Chaco Joseph Rivers for help in 'tracking' the scene of several murders, he discovers alien forces ‘harvesting’ in the small towns and wooded mesas of New Mexico. But for what purpose, and why? The suspense builds, and the dark moments are black and thrilling.
Author, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Dandelion Books
Anasazi Harvest reviewed by: molly martin http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mollymartin
Something peculiar is going on out in Navaho country. People are dying. The cause is not clear. When the police need help they call on Chaco Rivers. Chaco has been having dreams, or something for about a month. Nothing you can really put a finger on, but something is wrong. Bodies have been found, and forensics is finding something odd in the blood of the deceased. Chaco is having personal problems too. His girlfriend Anita is just about ready to call it quits when she enlists the help of a revered clan member. One night Chaco awakens to find someone he does not know is in his room. Talking with the intruder, making a trip to a local abortion clinic and meeting some folks new to the area help Chaco understand there is more to this situation than he had realized.
Writer Waldrip has taken an old theme –aliens- and has come up with a surprising NEW slant on the subject. Aliens and alien stories abound; none come close to the premise offered in Anasazi Harvest by this clever, capable author. Writer Waldrip uses his obvious enormous store of Navaho knowledge to construct a delightful work combining space aliens and the descendants of the Anasazi people in a credible, fiduciary work.
Twists, turns, potent motivations teem in this well crafted narrative of calenture, yearning and seemingly unattainable plight. In Anasazi Harvest Waldrip reaches out to the reader from the opening lines wherein he brings into being a mutable, resplendent tapestry against which this writer will weave his story. I know the area Waldrip refers to in his book. He has caught the locale to perfection. Waldrip’s carefully chosen words came alive as I pictured each setting.
Characters are richly drawn, dialogue is believable, interaction between players is often gritty and filled with complicity. This skillfully interwoven tale bringing together both the Anazai people and the aliens who come to work among them keeps the reader intrigued in this fast paced page turner. The reader is drawn into the tale and held fast from the opening paragraph in this complex tale of powerful motivations, suspenseful plot and shocking experience.
Anasazi Harvest is a book sure to delight those who enjoy reading a book that isn’t but well may be. Who knows whether the circumstance offered in Anasazi Harvest is only a product of this talented authors fertile thinking or may in fact be true.
Entertaining read, perfect for a lazy afternoon. Happy to recommend.
Anasazi Harvest.... Bear's Paw Reviews
Aside from being a top-notch guide and his knowledge in tracking, Chaco Rivers is not your normal Navajo. And when dead bodies are found and no leads to follow, the local police call on Chaco to help solve these mysteries. This is where two worlds meet in the most amazing tale of Alien forces.
Leland Waldrip has done his homework to provide for you this story, Anasazi Harvest. He takes you to another dimension about aliens, their interactions with humans, and the reasons they come to this place we call earth. Even though it is a fiction book, this author provokes the mind about the possible causes of issues like male infertility, abortion clinics, government cover-ups of UFO sightings, disappearances and/or dead bodies found with no clue of who or why, and even the extinction of a human species. The author takes all these issues and gives us one possible reason for all of it.
The uniqueness of this alien tale is how the author uses the first inhabitants of this continent as a basis for the alien "invasion". Mr. Waldrip weaves a story that reads like a non-fiction, and keeps the reader awake through every turn of the page and every corner that Chaco Rivers comes to.
This book is ***** five star recommended and definitely a keeper for your bookshelf.
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Reader Reviews for "Anasazi Harvest"
|Reviewed by C. J. Stevens
|A journey through the portals of a mesmerizing world which the reader readily accepts while dwelling in the vividly depicted New Mexico landscape.
Chaco, simultaneously guileless yet sharply perceptive, with his distinctive word rhythms and innate curiosity, is convincingly portrayed - one would recognize him on sight.
His troubling dreams and their haunting shadows culminate in his emerging relationship with an enigmatic being - enigmatic in many astonishing ways.
This tale is a riveting and skillfully woven tapestry of varied dimensions and intriguing concepts. It is also a moving love story and a true spellbinder.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Just finished Author Leland Waldrip's novel, Anasazi Harvest, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He has woven an intriguing, intricately detailed plot involving aliens from another world and ancient Native American culture. He's obviously done his homework concerning 'The Ancient Ones,' the Anasazi, who mysteriously disappeared from the Great Southwest centuries ago.
Believable characters, exciting plot, and delightful descriptions of the enchanting arid New Mexico landscape all make this a book worth reading.
Highly recommended, especially if you, too, believe - The truth is out there!
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|This book is an excellent read for those who love good stories with mystery, suspense, and strong descriptive expression. The author is an excellent story teller and does a very good job at bringing his story to life in the mind of the reader. This book was of special interest to me because I have always been intriqued with alien influence in our lives here on earth. Leland took me there in his well written story and he'll take you there also if you read his book. GEMorrison|
|Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
|sounds very interesting! my kind of work! i see in your cover that you utilize the maldekian/greys to good advantage! you should check out my book, temple of the sky...i also employ the greys in a tale of heritage and destiny...i'm glad i dropped by! i've also been doing some research on the anasazi lately for familial reasons, so when i saw the title of your book i had to check it out! nice to meet you, leland!|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Writer Waldrip has taken an old theme –aliens- and has come up with a surprising NEW slant on the subject.
Twists, turns, potent motivations teem in this well crafted narrative of calenture, yearning and seemingly unattainable plight. This skillfully interwoven tale bringing together both the Anazai people and the aliens who come to work among them keeps the reader intrigued in this fast paced page turner.
Entertaining read, happy to recommend
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor
|ANASAZI HARVEST is a book for anyone who enjoys mystery, intrigue, and UFO’s stories that have a generous and unique twist to them. The richness of the background descriptions of the Southwest will hold you equally enthralled as well as the storyline.
ANASAZI HARVEST is the story of a Navajo guide, Chaco Joseph Rivers, who has been having some very uneasy dreams and a dwindling sex life because of them. Couple this with the horrendous murders happening in his Farmington, New Mexico community will leave the reader on the edge of their chairs.
When a friend calls Chaco Joseph Rivers for help in 'tracking' the scene of several murders, he discovers alien forces ‘harvesting’ in the small towns and wooded mesas of New Mexico. But for what purpose, and why?
Tony Hillerman, move over. Author Leland Waldrip neatly carves out his stories of predator and prey, perpetrator and victim, hunter and quarry in this novel. Richly detailed, the reader will be completely drawn into the mayhem. A recommended read. Pub. Rappahannock Books, 333 pgs.