In his sixth novel, C.H. Foertmeyer spins a tale of friendship and courage within a maelstrom of disguised reality. Past, present, and future blend into a kaleidoscopic view of parallel worlds.
Scott Franklin and Denny Miller are childhood friends, grown to adulthood. While on their annual fall hunting trip, their lives are changed forever. Deep within the Huevos, along the Rio Hondo, Scott spies a cave and suggests the friends explore it. When Denny enters the cave and disappears, both men begin a shocking and exciting journey back in time.
Denny is transported to a place both frightening and wonderful, to the American west of 1874. This is a land without modern conveniences and communication, a land before telephone poles. TV and asphalt highways. What he sees is an almost pristine west, in a time before expanding civilization soiled the land.
Trapped back in our present time, Scott discovers Moon Cave holds a special place in ancient Indian beliefs. In hopes of discovering a way to rescue Denny, he consults a Mescal Indian shaman, Cha-tah-wa. The path back through time is not easy and holds many dangers, but Scott and Cha-tah-wa discover a key to the past.
Together again in the past, Scott and Denny face down the savage tribes who still believe the white man can be defeated. They explore the old west with delightful curiosity, thankful for the opportunity to see living history first hand. They are befriended by Custer, Sacajawea's grandson, and other famous Indian warriors of the time. Soon they are assmiliated into the past, forgetting what life was like before Moon Cave and their time warping transition. Cha-tah-wa is their only hope of escaping from the past, but the Mescal shaman has his own problems. Will he succeed?
Moon Cave is escapist fiction at its best. The author's vivid imagination and writing style make for mystery and excitement. Despite some strong language and violence - the sort you'd find in any old west saga - this is an exciting tale for adult readers of any age.