Tony Hillerman: The Dark Wind (USA 1995)
From the Publisher:
The corpse had been "scalped," its palms and soles removed after death. Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police knows immediately he will have his hands full with this case, a certainty that is supported by the disturbing occurrences to follow. A mysterious nighttime plane crash, a vanishing shipment of cocaine, and a bizarre attack on a windmill only intensify Chee's fears. A dark and very ill wind is blowing through the Southwestern desert, a gale driven by Navajo sorcery and white man's greed.
Tony Hillerman: The Dark Wind. Harper Prism, ISBN: 0061000035 (December, 1995), 214 p., $6.99.