The Summoning God

Book II of the Anasazi Mysteries

Anasazi Mysteries (Volume 2 of 3)

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor Books

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Available in trade paperback for the first time, the second book in the Anasazi Mysteries series by the bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Archaeologist Dusty Stewart is stunned when he uncovers an ancient Anasazi kiva, a ceremonial chamber, filled with the burned bodies of thirty-three children and two adults. Desperate to understand what happened at this small pueblo in A.D. 1263, Dusty calls in his archnemesis, Dr. Maureen Cole, hoping she can help him unravel the mystery of this tragedy.

Across the thin veil of time, the Katsinas People walk the same trails, touch the same objects—and are stalked by a serial murderer. He is a holy warrior, fighting for a dying god, and his brutality knows no bounds. But who is he? And how can they stop him?

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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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“At heart a murder mystery. All questions are answered, but the evil remains. After twenty-six novels, the Gears know how to leave themselves enough rope for another volume.”
Kirkus Reviews on The Summoning God
 
“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 on The Visitant

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About the Author

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 hit the international as well as USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, 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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765330444
ISBN10: 076533044X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$16.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466823563
ISBN10: 1466823569
352 pages
$9.99
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