with some of her staff taken away to do roadwork, and the rains coming soon, archeologist Elizabeth Butler does her work as best she can...while dealing with the power she has had for a long time: seeing spirits from earlier times. her preoccupation with ghosts no one else detects means she is often distracted from the here and now, and dismissed by students and associates as aloof. to Elizabeth, it's the spirits who have always seemed aloof...until Zuhuy-kak, shadow of an ancient Mayan women, talks to her.
ever start a book feeling you weren't in the mood for it and should have perhaps picked something else, and then known a few pages into it that you made a great choice? ha-hah, yup.