Archaeologist Dusty Stewart is stunned when he uncovers an ancient Anasazi kiva, a ceremonial chamber filled with the burned bodies of thirty-three children and two adults. Desperate to understand what happened, Dusty calls his arch-nemesis, Dr Maureen Cole, hoping that she can help him to unravel the mystery. Across the thin veil of time, the Katsinas' people walk the same trails, touch the same objects-but they are being stalked by a serial murderer. He is a holy warrior, fighting for a dying god, and his brutality knows no bounds. Only one person knows his identity, and this deranged four-year-old will be his next victim-unless War Chief Browser can stop him.
Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for "outstanding management" of our nation's cultural heritage. W. Michael Gear, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. The Gears, whose First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series, are both international as well as "USA Today" bestsellers live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.