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When anthropologist Veronica Booth is called to consult on a dig in northern British Columbia, she expects to discover the usual remnants of early indigenous life. She never imagined finding a man preserved a metre deep in a thawing bog. More shocking still—he’s alive, albeit barely. The mud man, as Veronica initially thinks of him, matches no missing person reports, and his DNA is like nothing on record. Radio-carbon dating of his clothes and items found with him suggest an impossible age of 9,500 years! As he slowly recovers, the mysterious man reveals a host of surprises, stunning Veronica and those growing close to him. But can a man who lived a millennia ago adapt to life in the modern world?


“One of the most unique, emotional, engrossing novels I’ve read to date. Be prepared to gasp, laugh, and cry.” – Lily Luchesi, USA Today bestselling author of The Coven Series


“An intriguing story with an ever-present sense of foreboding until the final page.” – Leslie Ghiglieri, true crime author.


"This book was so different but so engaging that every time I turned off my Kindle, I couldn't wait to get back to it.” – Veronica Smith, author of Salvation in the Wasteland, Transparent Walkways, and The V Collection: Valkyries, Viragos, and Vixens.


"A stunning tale the likes of which you've never read before.” – John Irvine, New Zealand poet and author of Blood Curry and Man of Stone


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