An absolutely fascinating book. If you liked the Clan of the Cave Bear series you will enjoy this book too. A tale of Native American legend set in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. This is a mystery and fantasy combined. A very unique story of shamanistic powers, vanished heritage and modern tribal politics. Set in the lush forests of the northwest. I highly recommend this book, it is not the typical novel!
This is an excellent fiction book based on the real beliefs of the Native American (Indian) people of the Pacific Northwest. From dust jacket: "Jordan Tidewater, the first female sheriff of the Salish Reservation in the Olympic Peninsula, is handed the most terrifying murder case of her career. First a sacred old cedar is mysteriously cut down, then brutal murders wrack the placid Salish Indian community. Some victims are sadistically slaughtered, others buried alive. The tribal elders insist that a shaman's vengeful spirit has been released, and now Jordan must struggle against a powerful force that will put the lives of even those closest to her at stake. She must delve into her people's ancient lore and rituals to fight this savage killer-a beautiful woman empowered by the spirit of a long-dead shaman. Set in the cathedral-like heart of the Olympic rain forest, The Tree People is a compelling mystery and a sensitive tribute to an age-old culture."
This was an okay book. Really good if you like stories based on Indian Tribes and legends