This is a blend of current bestsellers and strong mid-list titles, including well reviewed fiction and nonfiction, and international favorites. Aimed at pleasing a wide readership, the Core Series includes New York Times bestsellers, award-winning titles, and works by highly acclaimed authors.A motley crew of American and British professionals and amateurs gather for an archaeological dig into prehistoric burial sites on a small Scottish island. The quarters are cramped, cold, and Scottish-summer soggy. Tempers are already simmering when a crime-enthusiast American is found dead in his tent. Then one of the strongest in the crew dies mysteriously. Afraid for her life, fellow digger and forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson, in love with myth and Celtic folklore, probes the rocky topsoil for a reason behind the aura of death that seems to hover over them.