Step back into the year A.D. 1263...and the secret lair of a
killer. He walks the ruins of a dying civilization, stalking the
weak, the chosen, stalking them into terror.
When War Chief Browser stumbles into a subterranean ceremonial
chamber filled with headless bodies, he know it is just the
beginning. The darkness that has haunted him for most of his life
has returned. A murderer lurks in the shadows around Browser''s
village, taking people one at a time. Browser turns for help to a
crazy tribal elder who has solved many crimes before. Browser is
certain old Stone Ghost knows the killer, but the elder is telling
no one. As Browser frantically works to find the fiend, the
murderer watched from closer than he would ever dream...
Only a few heartbeats ahead in geological time, archaeologist,
William "Dusty" Stewart, finds himself excavating a mass grave in
new Mexico filled with the burned bodies of children. As the number
of bodies begins to mount, he is forced to call upon the skills of
his arch-nemesis: world-reknowned Canadian physical anthropologist,
Dr. Maureen Cole. What Dusty and Maureen discover about the
killer''s methods is almost too horrible to believe.
From the national award-winning archaeologist and international
bestselling author of The Vistant comes a novel of
unforgettable terror about mass murder in America eight hundred