From the sultry jungles of Veracruz to the urban nightmare of Mexico City, an ancient statue of the Aztec goddess Filth Eater becomes the focus of intrigue and murder. Five-hundred years after El Noche Triste (The Sad Night), the near destruction of Cortezs army in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, a momentous archaeological discovery occurs during the construction of the Mexico city subway system.The Filth Eater statue is unearthed, leading a corrupt museum director and powerful politician to battle for its possession. An archaeologist and his students become ensnared in a cunning web of duplicity and greed that leads to murder and torture as events spin out of control. According to Aztec tradition the goddess Filth Eater gives absolution by eating sins, a central theme in this story.
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Stan Struble is a graduate of the famed Father Flanagans Boys Home in Nebraska. He received his Masters Degree from Kansas State University and has taught courses in Social Anthropology and North American Indians.His unusual background and work experiences include working off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico and living and working in the Sierra Madres of Jalisco and the coastal lowlands of Sinaloa on the Gulf of Baja. Mr. Struble is married and the father of three children. He is a former member of Mensa, The International High I.Q. Society, and works as a writer and youth counselor.
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Descrizione libro iUniverse, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 595124798