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"Anasazi Strip" is set in the isolated area north of the Grand Canyon known as the Arizona Strip, a spectacular land of redrock and long-forgotten civilizations. This is the first book in the Jenny Hatch mystery series, featuring Forest Service archaeologist Jenny Hatch, a tough red-haired lady who has dedicated her life to unraveling the mysteries of the ancient Anasazi who called the Arizona Strip home from the time of Christ until their vanishing act around 1200AD. This is a story about industrial strength pothunting, the illegal raiding of Indian ruins, by a retired federal judge and a cold-blooded Killer who served together in the Special Forces during and after the Vietnam War. Together, the two men leave a trail of bodies scattered across The Strip and baffle the local law enforcement officers. "Anasazi Strip" takes us through strange lands rarely seen - Western Grand Canyon, the Kaibab National Forest, the Paiute Indian Reservation, uranium mines, small Mormon towns, Lake Powell, the underground art world where Indian artifacts fetch big money from anonymous buyers from around the globe, and the forbidding Paria Plateau where all hell breaks loose at the Burial of the Magician. Along the way we meet many colorful characters that seem to leap off the page - brave cowboys, dying Indians, the unluckiest birdwatcher on earth, drug-crazed bikers, Jack Mormons, eco-terrorists, a soul-catching Killer who knows the Ritual of the Feather and the Fur, and the unstoppable Jenny Hatch who enters the spirit world and comes out on the other side.
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About the Author
Steve Carr works for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and is responsible for all of the state land trails. Steve also owns an environmental and political consulting business in Annapolis, Maryland. Steve occassionally leads unique off the beaten track bicycle tours around the ancient city by the bay through his company "Annapolis by Bike". Over the last twenty years, Steve has run many successful political campaigns while implementing a wide range of environmental projects throughout the Annapolis area in between elections. Steve is a leading expert on local government issues, lecturing throughout the Chesapeake Bay region on a wide variety of topics. He has authored a book about the Chesapeake Bay entitled "Water Views", a collaboration with famed Bay photographer Marion Warren and celebrated cartoonist Eric Smith. In 2010, Steve published "The Canyon Chronicles", a surreal story of intrigue and misadventure surrounding his fifteen years working as a surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service on the Kaibab National Forest near Grand Canyon. Steve also has a regular column in "Bay Weekly" where he tackles strange, natural curiosities and the environmental issues of the day. Steve is an avid traveler and outdoors man who bicycles, kayaks, sails, hikes, golfs, and hashes in his spare time with his wife Inna. You can follow Steve's adventures on his blog at: www.bystevecarr.blogspot.com