In the spring of 1876, when two Colorado deputies return to the tree they tied their horses to before chasing a fugitive into a forest, the horses are gone, without a trace. As they walk back to town, leading their bound prisoner, they discuss the possible reasons for their predicament. Xavier Garza, the half-Zuni deputy, believes he knows the answer: Atahsaia--a Zuni word meaning cannibal demon. His partner, Thomas Wilkins, scoffs at such superstition, until the mounting evidence changes his perspective on monsters--and on trust.
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While considering my review of this book, I came to only one conclusion: I am definitely a fan. I have always loved stories set in the 1800's as our country was being settled. Also, the mystery of the Yeti or Bigfoot has been a riddle to study. This book combines the two. It brings together not only some Biblical theories but also Indian Legends. Xavier lives between two worlds of belief while Thomas tends to scoff at all beliefs until the mounting evidence proves to be too much. I cannot wait for the second story to see where the fight will go. I was given this book as a gift from a friend for my honest opinion. I can tell you that I am thankful for the gift. This has proved to be one mystery that I will be anxiously awaiting the next book!!