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Book Reviews of The Visitant

The Visitant
ISBN-13: 9780312865313
ISBN-10: 0312865317
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 164
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Forge
Book Type: Hardcover
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In the upper Sonoran desert of present-day New Mexico, a charismatic yet troubled archeologist named Dusty Stewart is unearthing a mystery that began about A.D. 1200. While excavating a site of the Chaco Anasazi Indians, Stewart and his team discover mass graves containing the bodies of young women, all with their skulls smashed. Using flashbacks to merge past and present into a relatively seamless tapestry, the Gears depict an ancient, waning Anasazi people plagued with drought, declining resources and rampant tuberculosis. Ash Girl, the wife of the tribal war chief, Browser, has been found deadAher head crushed and a wolf mask at her side. Young girls continue to disappear from surrounding villages, and Browser, with the aid of his shrewdly eccentric uncle, searches for a serial killer. Meanwhile, in the present, a team of archeologists and anthropologists, most notably Dr. Maureen Cole, who's the heroine of this series launch, are also trying to solve the puzzle of the graves, using not only 20th-century technology, but, in addition, extrasensory perception that links them to the spirits of the past. Breathtaking descriptions evoke the harsh beauty of the desert in both winter and summer, while the lucid, erudite historical perspectives are informed by the authors' own extensive archeological experience. Yet the mystery is needlessly complex, and the enormous cast is unwieldy. For all its considerable strengths, this first book in the Anasazi mystery series falls a notch below the level attained by the Gears in their First North American historicals.
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compelling but graphic. i like the history of the culture however the violence leads me to believe that as a species perhaps we are evolving. at any rate I hope so
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Series featuring a seemlessly intergrated blend of ancient history and intriguing mystery that could only come from the international and USA Today bestselling aurthors

Searies featuring a seanlessly intergrated blrnd of ancient history and intriguing mystery that ciuld only come from the international and USA Today bestselling aurthors of The First North American Series.
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