Burial Ground - Moundmaster, Bk 1 Author:Malcolm Shuman From its laid-back cities and sleepy towns along the Mississippi to its picturesque yet treacherous bayous, Louisiana is a place rich in history--and history is Alan Grahams business. A contract archaeologist located in Baton Rouge, Dr.. Graham and his associates authenticate finds, preserve the riches of the past, and protect the historic sites... more » of the South.
A SITE RICH IN HISTORY. . . A wealthy oil man hires Grahams firm to search for a possible Tunica Indian burial site that might be located on his newly acquired Louisiana plantation. To lend credence to his story, the client gives Alan a handful of ancient trinkets that were found on the land by a friendly yet evasive tenant. Alan accepts the assignment, but within days, the client is dead and the tenant is missing.
AND PLAGUED BY MURDER. . .
Soon traditional Southerner Alan and the competitive, Harvard-educated Yankee Ms. P.E. Courtney are trudging through the bayou pursued by an unseen enemy. As the hunt escalates, so does the body count. And if they make one false move, the killer will make Alan and P.E. a permanent part of the burial ground.« less
not a bad effort for this, as a first book. not alot of archeology lingo. descriptions of the Louisiana Bayou. the smell,bugs,water,mud,humidity, so good it makes you very happy you are in an air conditioned place reading about it.
there is a teeny bit of a possible budding romance,with a good mystery.
you learn a little bit about contract archeology,the laws governing the Native American graves and artifacts, but not so much that you can't enjoy the mystery.
looking forward to #2 book.