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Ancient ones: Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed Mystery Series, Book 3

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Kirk Mitchell won acclaim with his first two suspense novels featuring Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal Investigator Emmett Quanah Parker and FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed. Now the author of Cry Dance and Spirit Sickness pairs Parker and Turnipseed once more, to investigate a case where the discovery of a mysterious skeleton on an Oregon Indian reservation will pit the demands of modern forensics against traditional tribal laws. Though there are signs of foul play, Emmett Quanah Parker and Anna Turnipseed aren't looking for a killer -- the remains dug out of a riverbank by an illegal fossil hunter are 14,000 years old. Parker and Turnipseed are sent to central Oregon as official witnesses to the examination of John Day Man, as he is dubbed, for the bones have quickly provoked a controversy that threatens to erupt into violence: the skeleton is not Native American but distinctly Caucasian, shattering long-held tenets concerning who the first inhabitants of this continent were. Emmett, with his Comanche and white ancestry, and Anna, a reservation-born Modoc with Asian blood, share a sensitivity to both parties' concerns -- and a forbidden attraction that's causing them professional and personal problems. They've broken the unwritten law that partners should never get emotionally involved. Having crossed that line, Emmett and Anna are too distracted by each other to see the escalating suspicion and fear around them when a young tribal anthropologist is swallowed by the misty night and within hours of her disappearance the fossil hunter who discovered the skeleton is found disemboweled. The Warm Springs Indians insist that the unburied bones of the Ancient One have been turned into a skep, a murderous spirit that haunts the darkness. As winter closes in on the steppes of the Columbia Plateau, accusations of ritualized murder fly between the Indian and white communities -- and the fight turns deadly when a second skeleton is unearthed. In the midst of the turmoil, Emmett and Anna are paralyzed by their own demons. This estrangement could prove deadly if they stop watching each other's back long enough for a killer to target them too. And at the center of it all are the Ancient Ones, exacting a terrible price as the dark path to resolution runs a gauntlet through the boneyards of prehistory.
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Though there are signs of foul play, BIA investigator Emmett Quanah Parker and FBI agent Anna Turnipseed aren't looking for a killer—the remains dug out of the riverbank are 14,000 years old. But the bones have quickly provoked a controversy that threatens to erupt into violence: the skeleton is distinctly Caucasian, not Native American, shattering long-held tenets concerning who the first inhabitants of this continent were.

While Emmett and Anna are distracted by the new romantic dimensions of their partnership, the illegal fossil hunter who discovered the skeleton is found disemboweled. Accusations of ritualized murder fly between the Indian and white communities, but the Warm Springs Indians have another theory: that the unburied bones of the Ancient One have been turned into a skep, a murderous spirit that haunts the darkness.

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