Dr. Anne Locke has saved countless lives in her inner-city practice—and wounded her own spirit in the process. Moving to a small Oklahoma town to restore the Victorian house she has just bought seems like the perfect change of pace.
But her newfound peace is threatened by forces she cannot understand when she and her unwilling new neighbor, a burned-out Dallas cop, discover in a sealed room at the top of her house the skeleton of a centuries-dead warrior arranged for ceremonial burial with his grave-goods around him.
Valuable grave-goods: priceless artifacts that someone wants to steal, and something will protect to the death . . . and beyond . . . .
This National Readers' Choice Award Winner was first published by Harper Monogram in 1996.