Osage Indian private eye Jennifer Talldeer is also a shaman-in-waiting. Criminals violate one of her people's sacred burial grounds while setting up an insurance scam, and the dead call out for revenge. Jennifer must placate the angry spirits that threaten to destroy everything.
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Alone against the forces of darkness . . .
Jennifer Talldeer is Osage and Cherokee, grand-daughter of a powerful medicine man. She walks a difficult path: contrary to tribal wisdom, grandfather Mooncrow teaches Jennifer more than usual shaman’s skills, but also a warrior’s magics.
As Kestral Hunts-Alone – apprentice shaman in the spirit world – and Jennifer Talldeer – young, female private investigator – she must use all her skills, both magical and professional, to solve a mysterious and potentially terrifying situation.
Fragments of human bone and Native Indian artifacts are discovered on the site of a new shopping mall, where there have been a number of strange and violent occurences.
The mall site is not the only desecration claiming Jennifer’s attention: for the grace of her great ancestor, the medicine man Watches-Over-The-Land, has been destroyed, and a great evil freed to walk the land.
Jennifer must stand against the darkness. If she wavers even for an instant, she will be annihilated – and the world will fall into oblivion.
“A gripping adventure”
Mercedes Lackey has a degree in biology from Purdue University. Like many writers she has worked at a variety of jobs, including short stints as a waitress, security guard and artist’s model. She lives outside Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, their several birds and two dogs.
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Book Description Voyager, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006480349