"Anasazi Strip" is set in the isolated area north of the Grand Canyon known as the Arizona Strip, a spectacular land of redrock and long-forgotten civilizations.
This is the first book in the Jenny Hatch mystery series, featuring Forest Service archaeologist Jenny Hatch, a tough red-haired lady who has dedicated her life to unraveling the mysteries of the ancient Anasazi who called the Arizona Strip home from the time of Christ until their vanishing act around 1200AD.
This is a story about industrial strength pothunting, the illegal raiding of Indian ruins, by a retired federal judge and a cold-blooded Killer who served together in the Special Forces during and after the Vietnam War. Together, the two men leave a trail of bodies scattered across The Strip and baffle the local law enforcement officers. “Anasazi Strip” takes us through strange lands rarely seen – Western Grand Canyon, the Kaibab National Forest, the Paiute Indian Reservation, uranium mines, small Mormon towns, Lake Powell, the underground art world where Indian artifacts fetch big money from anonymous buyers from around the globe, and the forbidding Paria Plateau where all hell breaks loose at the Burial of the Magician.
Along the way we meet many colorful characters that seem to leap off the page - brave cowboys, dying Indians, the unluckiest birdwatcher on earth, drug-crazed bikers, Jack Mormons, eco-terrorists, a soul-catching Killer who knows the Ritual of the Feather and the Fur, and the unstoppable Jenny Hatch who enters the spirit world and comes out on the other side.
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