IF THESE STUMPS COULD TALK. Modern biotechnology crosses paths with ancient Native American wisdom as Peyton McKean and Fin Morton follow clues in this tale of murder among the stumps of a long-dead forest.

THE GREATEST MIND SINCE SHERLOCK HOLMES. Dr. Peyton McKean and his friend Fin Morton are called in by police to help investigate the suspicious death of a tree poacher at the scene of his crime. A leading suspect is a Native American man with shamanistic skills. The old man is uncooperative but hints at a darker--and supernatural--answer to their questions.

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“Solid science and pacing that never quits.” —Kay Kenyon, Philip K. Dick Award nominated author of Maximum Ice

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