We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our online catalog which may cause slowness and "504 Gateway Time-out" errors. We are working to fix this as soon as possible.
All open MCPL branches have resumed technology services
including access public computers, copiers, fax, and printers. The Oak Grove Branch has reopened as of Feb. 17, visit the MCPL
COVID-19 Information and Updates page.
As of February 24,
customers may visit branches to independently select and check out materials or
continue to use curbside or drive-up window service.
A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson needs to ID the body, and determine cause of death. When archaeologist Nora Kelly lends her expertise to the investigation, they uncover that the deceased died in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, a rictus of horror frozen on his face. And hidden on the corpse is a sixteenth century Spanish gold cross of immense value. When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.-- adapted from jacket.