Shumway kick starts her Faith, Freedom, and Posterity series with a bang, taking readers on a thrilling journey into America’s complex Native American history. When the anthropology professor Oneida Graham is summoned to her dying grandmother’s estate in Hopewell, she has no idea what awaits her ahead. Trying to fulfill her now-dead grandmother’s last wish, Oneida becomes entangled in a Michigan Relic mystery. She must fulfill an ancient prophecy and return the relic before it is too late. But the old family secrets come to surface, threatening to unravel Oneida’s present. The story is packed with long-buried secrets, sinister conspiracies, deadly betrayals, and diverse characters, struggling with their inner demons. The Book’s conflict stems from Neida and Lance’s search into the truth. Shumway’s expert examination of enduring relationships, friendship, trust, betrayal, sacrifice, duty, responsibility, and what defines love, family, and free will makes this an engaging, satisfying story. Woven throughout is the history of rare archaeological finds, including the Michigan relics and the mound building civilizations of North America such as the Hopewell and Adena peoples. Exhilarating action punctuates the intrigue on the way to an ending that is both shocking and satisfying. Conspiracy thriller readers will be pleased.
Categories: Suspense and Thriller