Stella is an archaeologist, specializing in the Anasazi Indian culture of the American Southwest. When an ancient evil is uncovered, Stella and her young ward David try to escape. However, they get waylaid by a group of bank robbers, and have to take shelter in an abandoned log cabin during a snowstorm. There, the horror begins. . Mark Lukens has created a very chilling tale of supernatural horror, with a storyline that will keep the reader riveted. His character development, both the protagonists and antagonists, is first-rate. There are very few slow spots in the pace of the tale, and the conclusion of the novel definitely opened the door for a first-rate sequel. I'm definitely looking out for Darkwind, the sequel to Ancient Enemy.