"The Sand Dwellers is well-written, the plot is engaging and suspenseful, and the characters are believeable and sympathetic. Perhaps the strongest elements in the novel deal with the agonizing moral choices that a number of the characters are forced to make as well with their heroic refusal to surrender their humanity. Those already familiar with the Lovecraft Mythos should find this a worthy addition to the canon. The uninitiated will enjoy The Sand Dwellers as a chilling story in its own right, replete with secret government military installations, malignant alien beings and the threat of nuclear Armageddon." -- James Clar, edsbookreview.com. The Sand Dwellers is the fourth novel by Niswander, whose previous novels include The Charm, The Serpent Slayers, and The Hound Hunters, all part of his ambitious thirteennovel Shaman Cycle. Niswander, who makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona, again uses the Southwest as a backdrop for his new novel. Set in, around, and under the Superstition Mountains, the novel is part detective story, part technothriller, and part supernatural horror with a decided Lovecraftian flavor. A researcher disappears in the mountains, and the local authorities are quick to drop the case. A determined colleague hires a detective to discover the truth. The truth is a little strange. Mutants, monsters, and military madness commingle in this taut mixture of suspense and supernatural horror. The cover art and interior illustrations are by H. E. Fassl.