The Summoning God

Book II of the Anasazi Mysteries

Anasazi Mysteries (Volume 2 of 3)

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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The Summoning God is more than a superb murder mystery, it is a psych- ological thriller with blockbuster action, romance and suspense, and best of all a dynamic plot that will have you holding your breath waiting for the nest step down the dark labyrinth of their serial murderers mind. When world-renowned Canadian Physical Anthropologist, Dr. Maureen Cole, is called to the United States to analyze burials found in an ancient subterranean ceremonial chamber, she is stunned to discover the burned bodies of thirty-three children and two adults. The children were burned in the flesh, meaning they were alive when the fire started, but was the fire an accident or deliberately set? The scattered, mutilated remains of the adults give Maureen her first clue. In order to solve the mystery she must work with American archaeologist William Dusty Stewart. Theyve worked on two archaeological projects in the past and get along like a mongoose and a cobra. Now they must work together to discover the dark and terrible secret of an ancient people. The Gears seamlessly weave together modern archaeology and ancient history. Like all of their books, The Summoning God is based on real archaeological sitessites that tell a terrifying story of North America eight hundred years ago. Breathtaking descriptions evoke the harsh beauty of the desert, while the lucid, erudite historical perspectives are informed by the authors own extensive archeological experience.

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THE SUMMONING GOD
1Sun Cycle of the Great Horned Owl The Falling River MoonI WAKE WHEN A TWIG SNAPS, BUT I DO NOT MOVE.I lie still in the brush, barely breathing, listening to their whispers. Pine needles crackle. Clothing rustles.They each have their own way of walking, one a little faster, another very slow. The leader has wide shoulders that hiss against the brush. There are four of them. But the last in line, the female, is the most dangerous. She is as silent as mist.I ease my head from the ground, and my nostrils tremble, smelling them.

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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.

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The Summoning God
Book II of the Anasazi Mysteries
Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2012
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ISBN: 9781466823563
ISBN10: 1466823569
464 pages
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March 2012
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ISBN: 9780765330444
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