Archaeologist and novelist Gear concludes her provocative Black Falcon Nation trilogy (It Sleeps in Me; It Wakes in Me) with this erotic and violent historic thriller. Chieftess Sora of the Black Falcon Nation-a confederation of Native American tribes in the Florida Panhandle-is suspected of committing several murders while suffering mysterious seizures and has been banished from her village until she is healed. Her possessive ex-husband Flint and a powerful healer, Priest Strongheart, take Sora to a deserted ancient village where Strongheart hopes to cure the Chieftess. Flint's motives are more opaque, and Sora's healing plays out within a larger framework of treason among the Nation's tribes. With its lush setting and richly-imagined tale of deceit, betrayal and murder, Gear's latest archaeological thriller should delight fans of the series.
Reviewed on: 05/28/2007 Release date: 05/01/2007 Genre: Fiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 293 pages - 978-0-7653-5024-4