Then, there was the actual writing itself. I chose a circular storyline where the ending comes full circle to the beginning. In the beginning, a Mayan shaman sees Zack in a vision and in the end, Zack sees the Mayan shaman peering through the jungle brush in a photograph.
Between the beginning and the end of the novel is an exciting coming of age story of a boy on a journey of both self-discovery and knowledge who will risk his life to return to the Mayan people a valuable lost artifact.
And, of course, there has to be a girl. The girl Zack falls for is Maria, also fighting her own demons of self-discovery.
Then there is the bad guy who's an artifacts smuggler. Smuggling of precious artifacts is a major problem in Guatemala. Raymond is mean and vicious and will stop at nothing to get what he wants - even murder.
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