The Last Maya Shaman: Part I
by Marjorie Bicknell Johnson
Budding archaeologist Chanla Pex, descendant of a Maya king and destined to be a shaman, finds an ancient Mayan bark-book. While seeking treasure from its riddle, she interrupts a knife-wielding looter. She curses him to death by crocodile and discovers powers she didn’t know she had. Pex channels her talents as a shaman to trace stolen Maya artifacts and becomes the Indiana Jones of the Yucatán.