Will Bone Guard Grant Casey recover the most famous skeleton ever lost-or will he join the bones in their eternal rest?
When there's a break-in at the tribal center on the reservation where he grew up, Grant flies home to Arizona only to find himself confronting white supremacists, Nazi eugenics and the tribal elder who refuses to speak his name: his own grandfather.
His family's sacred cache is broken into and an immigrant beaten nearly to death: an ancient bone in his stomach. The search leads Grant to a rogue border militia hunting for the stolen remains of Peking Man. With Grant's life and family on the line, he fights to stay ahead of the shooters as they investigate a Nazi POW camp and uncover a trail that's been cold since the prisoner escape in 1944. Contentious cousins, local heat, and a sunken submarine build up the pressure until the desert night erupts in violence.
Grant must follow the clues from a map of the stars to a graveyard for B-29's. Grant's family secrets won't stay buried in his quest to find the truth and stop the murderous rampage of a neo-Nazi betrayed by the person he trusted the most.
The Bone Guard. . .where adventure and history ignite.
E. Chris Ambrose also writes dark historical fantasy novels as E. C. Ambrose: the Dark Apostle series about medieval surgery, from DAW Books. Developing that series made the author into a bona fide research junkie. Interests include the history of technology and medicine, Mongolian history and culture, Medieval history, and reproductive biology of lizards. Research has taken her to Germany, England, France, India, Nepal, China and Mongolia as well as many United States destinations. In the process, E. C. learned how to hunt with a falcon, clear a building of possible assailants, pull traction on a broken limb, and fire an AR-15.
Published works have appeared in Warrior Women, Fireside magazine, YARN online, Clarkesworld, several volumes of New Hampshire Pulp Fiction, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. The author is both a graduate of and an instructor for the Odyssey Writing workshop, and a participant in the Codex on-line writers' workshop.
In addition to writing, E. C. works as an adventure guide, teaching rock climbing and leading hiking, kayaking, climbing and mountain biking camps. Past occupations include founding a wholesale sculpture business, selecting stamps for a philatelic company, selling equestrian equipment, and portraying the Easter Bunny on weekends.