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The island township of Stonefort, Maine, lies just about as far Down East as you can go without passing through Canadian customs. Through the centuries its inhabitants, descendants of native Naskeag Indians and Welsh refugees have lived an isolated existence. They include the Morgans, one-time pirates and now shadowy international criminals who live by two cardinal rules – protect the family and never foul your own nest. Kate Rowley, part-time town constable and odd-job specialist, is a high-school dropout who solves problems with her muscles and her fists. And Alice Haskell, EMT and emergency room nurse, doubles as the latest Haskell Witch, a Naskeag shaman with power over both whites and First People through her ties with the spirits of Stonefort's land and water. Now an outside power threatens the ancient balance – white and Indian alike, law and lawbreaker alike.
This enchanting contemporary fantasy from Hetley (The Summer Country) explores themes of loyalty, love and family while providing escapist thrills and chills. The charmingly roguish Morgans, whose patriarchal magic has made them highly successful thieves, have lived for centuries in the down-at-the-heels coastal town of Stonefort, Maine. When Daniel, current head of the Morgan clan, falls into the clutches of a Peruvian drug kingpin and Inca brujo (or witch) who wishes to usurp the source of the Morgans' power known as the Dragon, Daniel turns for help to Alice Haskell, a member of the rival witch clan that's inhabited Stonefort "since Noah stepped off the Ark." The Morgans and the Haskells must join forces to protect Daniel's daughters in particular and Stonefort in general from the brujo's malevolent magic. Solid writing, an evocative sense of place and delightful characters will leave readers breathlessly anticipating the promised sequel.