In the present day, government operatives Colonel Scott Towers and Machiavellian Homeland Security Director Leonard Marvis hire brilliant yet vulnerable archaeologist, Dr. Samantha Horner, to uncover the truth about the ancient shaman - while suppressing their role in the murder of the island's leading Ojibwe preservationist, Johnny Truebow. Meanwhile, ten year old half-orphan Orenda Truebow, whose burgeoning abilities are even more extraordinary than those of her late father, struggles to keep the island's secret - and her own.
A ferocious once-in-a-century storm, bizarre animal attacks on the dig team, and the alarming disappearances of her team members compel Samantha to act. When her colleague and romantic interest, Dr. Ronald Griffith, disappears too, she becomes desperate to solve the mystery. However, as Cal Redfox, the volatile new leader of the preservationist Sky Watchers warns, Samantha has no idea what she's up against...
An adventurous, multifaceted tale combining elements of history, sci-fi and fantasy set in the North Country of Ojibwe Indians. An exciting read of suspense and mystery keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. A book for teens and adults. -- Sylvia Seidman, Ed.D. Professor of Reading and Children's Literature, CUNY; New York University
It's obvious you have an abundant imagination and the true heart of a writer -- Jeremy Robinson, Author of The Didymus Contingency --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.