This work of fiction, set in 1982, foreshadows by a decade the violent indigeus uprisings in the State of Chiapas, Mexico, and the drug cartel and weapons wars of today. A college professor dies under suspicious circumstances. A day later, a colleague receives a mysterious package from him by mail. In a nearby town, a struggling attorney is offered a flight to Mexico and a substantial cash retainer to file a lawsuit of dubious merit. Thus begins the story of three young Americans who find themselves unwittingly drawn into the maelstrom of Presidential politics in Mexico as the Tarascan Indian people try to break the stranglehold of the conservative PRI party. Psychologist Dr. Jeff Rivers and Archaeologist Shimoko Johanson, in search of an ancient Tarascan treasure, and attorney Jed LeBaron, a pawn in a sinister political game, are thrown together in the lava tubes beneath the re-awakening Paricutin volca, the headquarters of the shadowy leader of the secretive Nis del Tecolote.
James A. Kline is a retired psychologist currently living in southwest Colorado. Dr. Kline has published numerous articles in professional journals, and has authored two books in his field, as well as a novel tracing the history of human's search for meaning. He has traveled extensively in Mexico. Richard S. Platz practiced law in Humboldt County, California, for 35 years before retiring there in 2009. After law school Mr. Platz spent two years living in Mexico on the outskirts of Guadalajara. In addition to Appointment At Angahuan, he has written other novels, short stories, and articles on various topics.