In the early 20th century, thanks to the oil discovered on their land, members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma were the richest people, per capita, on the planet. That money attracted a lot of unscrupulous characters who would do anything, including kill, to get their hands on it. The unbridled greed and racism that terrorized the Osage was shocking.
The investigation into the Osage murders also afforded the young J. Edgar Hoover a chance to make a name for himself. Readers that enjoyed Grann’s first book The Lost City of Z won’t be disappointed.