Knife-wielding mountain-girl Fawn Tyree battles thugs and government agents. Life's hard when you live where an ancient warning carved in stone says you shouldn't.
Living in the backwoods of West Virginia, the Tyrees have done well without civilization and would like to continue doing so, but civilization cannot allow that. Misinformed, righteous people wrongly condemn the Tyrees for the way they live and criminals are attracted to a family that wouldn’t involve the police even to save their lives. But the highly-educated outsiders don’t know something that everyone who lives in the backwoods knows: You don’t mess with the Tyrees!
The story is told mainly through the eyes of young Fawn Tyree, who wants nothing more than to raise a family in the only place she has ever known. But even she may not be what she seems. When two men see her, one describes her as the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. The other responds, "A rattlesnake is beautiful, too...if you don't look beyond the pretty pattern on its back."
“Moody writing, deftly-handled suspense, and truly frightening villains make this a riveting read.” —Publisher’s Weekly