(Book IV) Stone Men: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery by Mark Sublette
- Circa: 2014
- Size: 9.25'' x 6.25'' x 0.75''
Hardcover, 229 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9855448-7-4. Cover Photo is a painting titled "Sunset Moonrise" by Josh Elliott. In the fourth book in the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series... Gallup, New Mexico, near the Navajo Reservation, is home base for an exclusive group of turquoise dealers known as stone men. When the most successful among them, "the President," stumbles onto the greatest turquoise find in decades, unfortunately for him it's on Navajoland and he's not the only one who wants a piece of the claim. The President will do anything to protect his newfound turquoise mine, but there are international forces at play and they have no intention of letting a stone man from Gallup dictate the terms for valuable mineral rights. Simultaneously, Santa Fe's Indian arts dealers are facing the bleak prospect of their sales being undercut by fake Navajo jewelry threatening to overrun the market. Gallery owner Charles Bloom is targeted by the FBI to become an undercover informant, his recent marriage to Rachael Yellowhorse making him the perfect patsy for the job. Little does Bloom know that his coerced involvement to help crack this case may wreck his marriage and inadvertently put his entire family in danger. A trained assassin now has Bloom's family in his crosshairs. It's a race to see who can stake the strongest claim to the secrets hidden on the desert floor of the Navajo Reservation. The losers will pay with their lives and the winners stand to gain a fortune.