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A tremendous historical mystery/thriller. It's 1934, and lawyer Tom Freshour is drawn into a case involving the opening up of the Spiro Mound, the exploitation of American Indians (both legally and extralegally), a series of murders and an extraordinarily attractive lady archaeologist who may hold the key to all these events. I could have done with a bit more of the archaeology and exploration of the "Moundbuilders" myth, but that's just me. It was a pleasure to read such a finely written book;...more
I've really enjoyed this. The author is a friend of my family's and the setting is my home town and the surrounding areas circa 1934. A murder mystery complicated by the good ol' boy lawkeeping of the time, race relations (native american and african american), and pre-columbian archeaology and native american culture. Very interesting read.