Near fine condition.Westbow Press,2005.First US edition-first printing(9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Dark brown hardback(red lettering to the spine) with Dj(small colour mark inside the edge of the Dj cover,a couple of small nicks,scratch and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w maps.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges of the pages,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book,small nick and crease on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book.452pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: In this long-awaited novel, Peretti (This Present Darkness; The Visitation) tells the story of a young woman who disappears in the Idaho wilderness and the ensuing search for her. The author's prose is clear and crisp, with only a few lapses into Lovecraftian hyperbole: his description of the novel's almost mythical setting is rich and detailed without being overwritten and his characterization of the woman, Beck, and the very unusual creatures she encounters is compelling. Peretti successfully incorporates several contemporary detective drama/suspense thriller tropes; one of his main characters, for example, is a crime scene investigator, and welcome doses of forensic evidence and DNA analysis are thrown into the mix. But the novel suffers from too many supporting characters, and Peretti's failure to develop them greatly compromises the conclusion. More problematic, though, is the novel's agenda with regard to the theory of evolution. Not raised overtly until the middle of the book, Peretti's critique of certain aspects of Darwinism eclipses the story and leads it to an unsatisfying and somewhat confusing end. As in Peretti's previous novels, those who hold conservative views are portrayed as heroic and those who disagree as evil.