Rosa Marquez and Sean Carpenter have two things in common: they’re both native New Mexicans, and they’re both seeing visions. Rosa, a student of the healing art of curanderismo, encounters the mythical Native American flute-playing hunchback Kokopelli on a hike among petroglyph-carved volcano cliffs near Albuquerque. Sean, a computer programmer, sees the Virgin of Guadalupe while playing his flute in the dry, barren bed of the Santa Fe River. Both give cryptic messages that lead Rosa and Sean to join a fight to save the dwindling resource of water in the Rio Grande, one of America’s most endangered rivers. It’s a fight that leads them to tangle with a powerful developer who doesn’t hesitate to play dirty, a fight that puts both of their lives--and their hearts--on the line.
KOKOPELLI AND THE VIRGIN is a novel of miracles and music, of love and visions, of the mysteries of Hispanic and Native American traditions and the hardball machinations of real estate development and finance, set in the fertile but endangered Rio Grande Valley.
This is all set up and too detailed for a hook. Give us more on the developer and what Rosa and Sean are trying to do to "save the dwindling resource of water in the Rio Grande" and how can a river be endangered? Is it disappearing? Or is it being polluted. Be specific.