Frank Avetta, an ex-Olympic cross-country skier weary of the glitzy Aspen scene, is short on friends and money. He inherits a ruined farmhouse high in the Alps, and goes to Italy to sell it and make a quick buck. Once there, he meets a feisty innkeeper and a striking art historian who open his eyes to the possibilities of his ancestral home, a valley with a culture stretching all the way back to the original Paleolithic tribes. Caught up in a battle among preservationists, real estate developers and antiquities smugglers, he discovers a secret cave on his property that may hold the key not only to the community’s future, but his own. But to take advantage of the secret, he must overcome violent looters and his own cold feet.
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Published February 24, 2013
Travel, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.