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The Resource A Cry from the Dust

A Cry from the Dust

Label
A Cry from the Dust
Title
A Cry from the Dust
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Stuart Parks
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Language
eng
Summary
Carrie Stuart Parks utilizes her own background as a celebrated, FBI-trained forensic artist to blend fact and fiction into a stunning mystery.A 19th-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist. In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day—but the truth may be written on the skulls of the victims.When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she isn't expecting more than an interesting gig . . . and a break from her own hectic life.But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror.As evidence of a cover-up mounts—a cover-up spanning the entire history of the Mormon church—Gwen finds herself in the crosshairs of a secret society bent on fulfilling prophecy and revenging old wrongs.Can a forensic artist reconstruct two centuries of suppressed history . . . before it repeats itself?"Parks's real-life career as a forensic artist lends remarkable authenticity to her enthralling novel, A Cry from the Dust. Her work is a fresh new voice in suspense, and I became an instant fan. Highly recommended!" —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author"A unique novel on forensics and fanaticism. A good story on timely subjects well told. For me, these are the ingredients of a successful novel today and Carrie Stuart Parks has done just that." —Carter Cornick, FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research (Ret.)
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"A secret from a grim page of American history threatens to destroy thousands of lives.Gwen Marcey was tops in her forensic field. Then cancer struck, her husband left, and her teenage daughter engaged in active rebellion. Gwen's best chance to start a new life was a temporary job in Utah reconstructing faces from an 1857 massacre site.The Mountain Meadows Interpretative Center asked Gwen to reconstruct the faces of three intact bodies that were discovered from the wagon train massacre of more than 120 people by Mormon fanatics calling themselves Avenging Angels. But just as she is nearing completion on her reconstructions, things around the center turn deadly.Gwen discovers the ritualized murder of a young college student with a stolen identity and is called on by the local police to use her forensic art skills to aid the investigation. Soon she discovers an uncanny resemblance between one of her reconstructions and the death mask of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church. And realizes that she's the next target of the recreated Avenging Angels who believe she has an icon from the grave.Gwen must weave through a labyrinth of Mormon history, discovering secret societies and festering grudges in a race against time.Will she be able to stop another massacre?"--
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10326320
Cataloging source
DLC
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Parks, Carrie Stuart
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Gwen Marcey novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
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a Gwen Marcey novel
Label
A Cry from the Dust
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781401690441
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optical disk
Label
A Cry from the Dust
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781401690441
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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