DR. CINDY HULL is an anthropologist and retired Professor Emeritus from Grand Valley State University. She has published two ethnographies: Katun: A Twenty-Year Journey with the Maya; and Chippewa Lake: A Community in Search of an Identity. Human Sacrifice is her first novel. It takes place in the Yucatán Peninsula, where she lived and studied among the Maya. Cindy currently lives with her husband and night-stalker cat in Traverse City, Michigan.