But Fate has different plans for him. For amidst those myth-haunted woods exists a deadly secret, one viciously guarded for centuries. The trapping party is entering upon a land festooned in reports of unsolved disappearances and unearthly pale-skinned sentinels known to the Chippewa Indians as copper gods. Copper gods grown wrathful as America's Copper Boom brings mining men ever closer to their hallowed territory.
Along with the dauntless Marcel and Finnbar, Alvord is inexorably drawn into the lethal vortex revolving around a legendary tribe that will stop at nothing to veil its ancient secret. And what lies at its bloodstained core could demand a drastic revision to American history if they expose it... unless they too fall victim to Madoc's Legacy.
Edward Swanson is a twenty-six year old writer of historical thrillers. His first novel, Mesmer's Disciple, was published when he was twenty-four. Having graduated college with a BA in History and a Minor in Art History, he now applies his research skills to the writing of fiction.