Here are the top ten resources I used to research Legacy of Evil, Hotel LaBelle Series, Book 2.
- Frank Linderman’s Ethnographies: If you are interested in Crow Native American stories, biographies, and autobiographies. I recommend beginning with Pretty Shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows and Plenty-Coups: Chief of the Crows.
- Alma Hogan Snell’s Work: Pretty Shield’s granddaughter, Alma Hogan Snell, offers more contemporary perspectives with her books, Grandmother’s Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life and A Taste of Heritage: Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicines.
- Historical Fiction: A fictionalized account of one of the most interesting Native American Warrior Women, Pine Leaf, can be found in Woman Chief by Benjamin Capps.
- Primary Documents: Materials such as the Crow Indian Culture and History Report (2002) enabled me to contextualize other readings.
- Jay Dobyns Undercover Biker Biography: Undercover agents are unsung heroes and heroines. If they remain undercover for a long time, some agents have difficulty removing the persona they assume. To obtain insights into this tension, I relied upon No Angel by Jay Dobyns.
- Declassified Government Documents: The Central Intelligence Agency’s work with psychic spies, remote viewing, and the infamous MK ULTRA behavioral modification program is well documented. Disbanded for ethical reasons, the full text of the Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s Program on Research in Behavioral Modification 1977 Joint Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session, August 3, 1977 is available online and as a reprint from the collection of the University of Michigan Library.
- Newsweek: If you are interested in learning more about this unusual chapter in our intelligence agency’s history I recommend “Paranormal Activity: CIA Dimension”, by Jim Popkin, in the November 11, 2015 issue of
- Non-fiction that Reads Like Fiction: The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson (also adapted to film), and The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control, The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences by John Marks. There are some (like me!) who believe the CIA’s more unusually talented people have moved to the Homeland Security Agency.
- YouTube Videos, Google Earth: Did you know there are people who drive around and videotape everything as they drive? These videos plus Google earth helped me get the lay of the land from thousands of miles away.
- Visiting Billings, Montana and the Crow Fair: This past summer I spent three days visiting the settings for my series. It was every bit as breathtaking as I had hoped!
When Special Agent and remote viewer Bronco Winchester is dispatched to assist horse whisperer Emma Blackfeather, it’s hate at first sight. There’s a way to get into the domestic terrorist group wreaking havoc from the skies. Will posing as newlyweds cause their mission—and budding romance—to crash and burn?
“Buchbinder gives readers the chance to check back into the Hotel LaBelle with this fast-paced and hot sequel. The characters — even the bobcat — are fully realized, as is the Montana setting. The enemy this time is racism, and in what is an eerie coincidence to real life events, it is white supremacists and neo-Nazis who are presented as the titular evil.” ~~ RT Book Reviews, Karen Sweeny-Justice
“The author is a stickler for detail, as well as research, and I loved this story. There’s enough of the paranormal to intrigue fans of it, plus there’s enough reality to make you quake in your boots at the thought of such evil in the world. You’ll be a fan of Buchbinder once you start this series too.” Manic Readers, Alberta
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