Jake Troxell's debut supernatural thriller follows a twenty-something Native American's journey through his people's haunting past and uncertain future.
In 1843, Chief Ahote set forth in search of a deadly weapon. Instead, he discovered an instrument of peace…
One-hundred and fifty years later, Grant McDermott, while heading home for his father's funeral, accidentally carves his way into Ahote's legacy by way of a dull switchblade and a sacred oak tree.
Haunted by his failures as a son, an actor, and a boyfriend, Grant must overcome a much more bone-chilling problem: a tribe of violent creatures stalking him throughout the desert.
Accompanied by his ex-flame and a group of survivors who only make things more complicated, Grant finds gut-punching surprises await him at every turn.
Can Grant find a way to fix Ahote's mistakes? Or is he destined to disappear into the Arizona desert like the countless others before him?
Told in flashbacks between 1843 and 1993, this time-hopping tale is every bit as heartfelt and fun as it is frightening and thrilling.