When a local rancher uncovers a grave on his land, it rips open the racial divide between tribal leaders and the settler families in the small town of Kumaq, Washington. After a series of cattle mutilations lead to gruesome murder, both sides of the divide wonder if it is merely reprisal born of hate, or if more than bones were buried on the once sacred slopes of Cathedral Rock. More
No one ever knew what became of Adam's mother. She'd run off into the night without so much as a word taking his little brother with her. Neither she nor the boy were ever seen again. The Sheriff said she'd gone back to her own people...there was talk of course, in small towns there always is. Folks said Gary Thornton never should have taken a native girl for a wife. Hers were river people, what did they know about the plateau? What did they know about desert winds ripping down the canyon howling death before a wall of sleet and hail? What did they know of sun so hot it withered your crops in the ground? Was it any wonder then that she ran off? If she ran at all...When Adam uncovers a grave on his land, it rips open the racial divide between tribal leaders and the settler families in the small town of Kumaq, Washington and opens wounds so deep in him that they've never healed. Was it her? What if she never left? What if he'd hated her all these years...and loved a monster. And what became of his little brother, Matthew?