This is the first of a series of mysteries planned to follow Linda Tassel, a daughter of the Eastern Band of Cherokees as she grows older. Linda lives in Carterville, Georgia, and is the supervisor of an archeology site at Etowah. Her assistant, Tad Gist, lives in Atlanta. One of their team members is found ritually murdered. Can they solve the mystery or will they be the next victims? When they uncover evidence of Spanish conquistadors at their site, they wonder if the murder is another manifestation of human greed. Eileen Charbonneau was raised in Valley Stream, New York, but has lived in Georgia. She now lives in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Bellows Falls, Vermont: bookswelove, 2021. 232 pages. Trade paperback.