Effigies (Faye Longchamp, Book 3)
2007 - Florida Book Award Bronze MedalWinner"As an archeological tour alone the book would be worthreading, but it's the fascinating and complex characters that givethe story life and vibrancy." —Rhys Bowen, New York Timesbestselling authorFaye Longchamp and Joe Wolf Mantooth have traveled to NeshobaCounty, Mississippi, to help excavate a site near Nanih Waiya, thesacred mound where tradition says the Choctaw nation was born. Whenfarmer Carroll Calhoun refuses the archaeologists' request toinvestigate an ancient Native American mound, Faye and hercolleagues are disappointed. But his next action breaks theirhearts: he tries to bulldoze the huge relic to the ground.Later Calhoun is found dead, his throat sliced with a handmadestone blade. Was he killed by an archaeologist angered by hiswanton destruction of history? Did a Choctaw take up arms to defendan embattled heritage? Did someone decide to even the score with anold rival?