Young archeology dig site supervisor Linda Tassel and assistant Tad Gist explore the artifacts of ancient people of Linda's Eastern Cherokee homeland. But soon the body of a team member is found, ritually murdered.
A dam building mogul, Cherokee Nation activists, and the owner of a nearby gold panning attraction are suspects.
Linda and Tad uncover another layer - that of the Spanish conquistadors and the timeless greed for gold. Will they become two more victims?
"Many will read for adventure and romance, others will find deeper themes of prejudice and revenge" - Booklist
"Fast-paced, entertaining... preteens and teens will enjoy"- School Library Journal
"Charbonneau pens another winner " - Our Kids Press
A journey of sacrifice and pure grit. Rich in historical detail." - Jenna Kernan, Bestselling Author of Winter Woman
Characters display qualities of intelligence, persistence, gumption and compassion."
-Rosemary Poole-Carter, author of Only Charlotte