From a prize-winning naturalist fiction author, a slow burn mystery emerges. "Atmospheric, riveting, and filled with a memorable cast of characters, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough..." - Amber K Bryant, author of the Spirit Seeker series
What devilish things would you do to keep your job? Young naturalist, Becca North, begins a promising career at the museum of natural history in 1991. This Darwinian hub is an answer to her prayers, but on a disastrous collecting trip, Becca loses something in the swamp that can't be replaced, setting her on a coiled path with a dark secret that someone called the Creationist knows about.
When protestors block the entrance, a venomous snake goes missing in the museum, and artifacts steeped in scripture surface, it'll take more than office humor to keep the faith. With the help of four accomplished mentors nicknamed the Girls, Becca must evolve from fearful neophyte to fierce protector, putting her very soul on display.
(A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Atlanta Urban Ecologists, an education program for youth in grades 8 through 12.)