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READ: June 2010
Twenty minutes later he was as lost as he’d ever been in his life. The trouble was that the trail descended at once, back into the rain forest, and there it did peter out, or at least become so overrun with huckleberry, horsetail, ferns, and even some fledgling trees that it required more concentrated attention than he gave it, engaged as he was in reciting Yahi vocabulary.
About the Book
This is the second in the Gideon Oliver series. See my post from July 12 for the first book, Fellowship of Fear. I've really enjoyed discovering this author's books this year.
A hiker in Washington State's Olympic Park vanished eight years ago. Only a pile of bones remains—but that's enough to go on for Gideon Oliver, the "Skeleton Detective." He deduces that someone, or something, of superhuman strength killed the young man—and that the spear that killed him is identical to those used by hunters ten thousand years ago...
And now, a young woman has disappeared—and Gideon can't help but think she'll meet the same fate. To save her, he must study the sparse records of an extinct tribe of American Indians in far-off California—and embark on a dangerous trek through North America's only rain forest...