By David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Aug. 25)
David Heska Wanbli Weiden’s debut is a thriller starring Virgil Wounded Horse, a half-white, half-Lakota private enforcer hired to deliver justice to a Lakota drug dealer bringing heroin to the reservation. “Winter Counts is a marvel. It’s a thriller with a beating heart and jagged teeth. This book is a brilliant meditation on power and violence, and a testament to just how much a crime novel can achieve,” raves novelist Tommy Orange.