She knew they were out there, that they were hunting her like she was some big game animal—her head for a trophy, her heart for a ritual sacrifice.
Why? Because Ryder Jae Lee, a seventeen-year old Native American, is their predator, as they are hers. Fated from birth to track and destroy dark entities that escape the shadowy trail that lies between the realms of light and dark to enter the world of the mortals, she travels the highways and byways with a ghost dog, hunting monsters that must be destroyed. Three retired Army Rangers are her support team.
Her present mission leads her to the beautiful and mystical red rock country of Sedona, Arizona, to eliminate a hideous corpse feeder that is rifling graves and hijacking cadavers out of the cold storage units of the city morgue and funeral parlors. But an urgent call from the Rangers cancels out that mission and takes her to the Grand Canyon where, to her shock and displeasure, she is forced to partner up with a more seasoned Shadow Hunter—an Apache Spirit Dancer. Apparently, the entity stalking the magnificent Canyon is too powerful for just one shadow hunter to engage, especially if the hunter is as young and inexperienced as she. Visions and dreams speak to Ryder Jae of it being an ancient, diabolical creature, a global migrant that sustains itself on the innocence of human babies. And if that wasn’t frightening enough, Ryder Jae finds herself being pursued by two antagonistic vampires vying for first dibs at her blood.
According to Ryder Jae, life would be good if the undead just stayed dead!
About the Author
Gloria Esquerra lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her family and pet desert tortoise, Orbie. She is Native American and has a BA and MA in Elementary School Education. Gloria loves to write, read, and watch martial arts movies.