This is the third installment of the Martin McMillan mystery/adventures for middle grade readers (ages 9-13). A vacation to Scotland finds thirteen-year-old skateboarders Martin McMillan and his friend Isabel drawn into ather exciting mystery. Gaelic verses, recently found in the lining of an old trunk, hold the key to Druid secrets on the windswept Isle of Lewis. Clues lead to the ancient Calanais Standing Stones, which rival the wonder of Stonehenge. Martin and Isabel are determined to uncover the truth before other, less scrupulous parties can beat them to it. But dark forces go to great lengths to keep the island's secrets from the outside world.
Elaine Russell is the author of fiction for children and adults, including the Martin McMillan series, the young adult novel Montana in A Minor and the adult novel Across the Mekong River. She uses her experiences traveling in developing characters and stories and enjoys weaving the history and cultural of other countries into the scenes. Elaine and her family traveled to Scotland where her husband's MacDonald ancestors lived on the Isle of Lewis. She currently lives with her husband in Sacramento, California, and part time on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.