The Visitant: Book I of the Anasazi Mysteries

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The Visitant: Book I of the Anasazi Mysteries

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear, W. Michael Gear

Tom Doherty Associates | June 15, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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At the Dawn of the Age of the Katsinas...

A woman runs away in search of a Spirit Helper and never returns...

An ancient village is swept into a shattering crime beyond reason, beyond belief...

An old man must learn to walk the dark labyrinth of a murderer''s mind to find him before he can strike again...

A young war chief must enter the mesmerizing word of the insane if he to save everything and everyone he loves...

And, a scant moment ahead in geologic time, world-renowned Canadian physical anthropologist Dr. Maureen Coles finds herself excavating a mass grave in New Mexico filled with the brutalized bodies of women and children.

From the internationally bestselling authors of People of the Masks comes a novel of terrifying power about madness and murder eight hundred years ago.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 3.94 × 6.3 × 0.79 in

Published: June 15, 2000

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812540336

ISBN - 13: 9780812540338

Found in: Historical

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The Visitant: Book I of the Anasazi Mysteries

The Visitant: Book I of the Anasazi Mysteries

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear, W. Michael Gear

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 3.94 × 6.3 × 0.79 in

Published: June 15, 2000

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812540336

ISBN - 13: 9780812540338

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THE VISITANT 1 W ILLIAM "DUSTY" STEWART LOOKED OUT OVER THE desert-worn hood of his battered Bronco. A thin layer of dust had sifted over the older, rain-pocked dirt that had been partially cemented to the seared blue paint. How like this elemental land to claim everything for its own--to mark it, infiltrate it, and become one with it. Behind his Bronco, a convoy of vehicles threaded across the picturesque New Mexican terrain. A land of colored earth surrounded them, dotted with turquoise sagebrush, vibrant green rabbitbrush, and a pale scattering of chamisa. Stewart rubbed his jawline with a callused right hand, feeling the stubble. He''d had trouble remembering to shave all of his life. This morning had been worse than usual. Today marked the beginning of a lifelong dream. Today he''d sink his first shovel into Chaco. Six feet tall, blond and muscular, he wore faded Levi''s, a pair of worn Nacono boots, and an oversize T-shirt emblazoned with a Mimbres lizard and the logo for the Casa Malpais site over in Springerville, Arizona. The desert had punished his fair complexion. His oval face with its straight nose and blunt chin had a weathered look. Eventually he would have to pay for those years of sun, wind, chill, and dust. Crow''s-feet already etched the corners of his blue eyes. Not good for a man in his mid-thirties. He''d overheard women say he was too damned good-looking. A blond Adonis. Not that good looks had ever gotten him anywhere with women. A familiar unease crep
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At the Dawn of the Age of the Katsinas...

A woman runs away in search of a Spirit Helper and never returns...

An ancient village is swept into a shattering crime beyond reason, beyond belief...

An old man must learn to walk the dark labyrinth of a murderer''s mind to find him before he can strike again...

A young war chief must enter the mesmerizing word of the insane if he to save everything and everyone he loves...

And, a scant moment ahead in geologic time, world-renowned Canadian physical anthropologist Dr. Maureen Coles finds herself excavating a mass grave in New Mexico filled with the brutalized bodies of women and children.

From the internationally bestselling authors of People of the Masks comes a novel of terrifying power about madness and murder eight hundred years ago.

From the Jacket

At the Dawn of the Age of the Katsinas...

A woman runs away in search of a Spirit Helper and never returns...

An ancient village is swept into a shattering crime beyond reason, beyond belief...

An old man must learn to walk the dark labyrinth of a murderer''s mind to find him before he can strike again...

A young war chief must enter the mesmerizing world of the insane if he is to save everything and everyone he loves...

And, a scant moment ahead in geologic time, world-renowned Canadian physical anthropologist Dr. Maureen Cole finds herself excavating a mass grave in New Mexico filled with the brutalized bodies of women and children.

From the internationally bestselling authors of People of the Masks comes a novel of terrifying power about madness and murder eight hundred years ago.

About the Author

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.

From Our Editors

When Arthur Banks stumbles upon mysterious and dangerous beings who have hidden their existence among ordinary human life, his peaceful life in San Francisco begins to disintegrate. Arthur finds himself charged with the daunting task of not only protecting his family, but perhaps the entire human race from the evil menace. The Visitant is a gripping thriller by Kathleen and W. Michael Gear.

Editorial Reviews

"A fun, fascinating tale."--The Colorado Springs Gazette

"Breathtaking descriptions evoke the harsh beauty of the desert, while the lucid, erudite historical perspectives are informed by the authors'' own extensive archaeological experience."--Publishers Weekly
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