This is a story about primeval knowledge and forgotten powers. It is also a story of greed and murder that takes place in the American Southwest. Betatakin, Keet Seel ad Old Oraibi are real places. They are beautiful, majestic and haunting. Vivid descriptions display the color and depth of creation. Species and dreams fade away, but some secrets endure. These things are known to Shaman and Rachel Thomas, keepers of history. A satisfying portion of this knowledge is shared with the readers of Down to the Summit. The reader is exposed to interesting Native American sites and background while trying to untangle a web of intrigue and suspense. The underlying theme is one of perpetuity, continuity and responsibility.