Regardless of the Consequences is an action adventure set in Arizona.
A young boy discovers a small aircraft crashed in a remote part of the landscape. The occupants have been dead a long time; only their skeletons remain.
The investigation is given to sheriff Tallbear, a man who walks the uneasy path between the traditions of his native American ancestors and his work in the modern world.
The aircraft quickly gains interest from federal agencies while Tallbear’s investigation is hampered by dead ends and closed doors to his enquiries. It seems that there might have been something on the aircraft of great value, but what and where is it?
Tallbear’s dogged determination to find the truth makes him unpopular, and he is not sure who he can trust.
A very readable storyline, I particularly enjoyed the Native American elements and the parts of the story which took place in the desert. There were a few occasions when I didn’t always understand the story and I would have liked a little more explanation here and there, but overall a reasonable adventure tale.
Sheriff Lance Tallbear’s half-blood Apache heritage leaves him struggling to find his place in a world where neither white nor Indian wants or readily accepts him. He faces the world his shaman father turned away from and acknowledges the one his shaman grandfather prays he’ll return to.
Tallbear’s new case uncovers a mysterious plane wreck discovered in the Superstition Mountains that turns out to stir both his life decisions and ultimate direction. Along with his troubled FBI partner, Brad Hanley, they face a myriad of obstacles in their journey to the truth.
The skeletons at the site hold the clues to not only who the killers were but also why the people died. Tallbear quickly find the crash site hides a deadly secret that reaches out of the distant past to threaten the lives of all who seek it. He will need to use all his skills and experience to discover the answers and stay alive.