Dear All: We have just finished revisions on A SEARING WIND, the third book in the CONTACT: BATTLE FOR AMERICA series. With this third book we finish the series on Hernando de Soto’s invasion of North America. Given the mythology that has arisen around this monster and his exploits within what would become the United States, we hope that our readers will have a fuller understanding of pain and suffering he perpetrated upon the native peoples. For those of you who have read COMING OF THE STORM and FIRE THE SKY, does knowing what monster de Soto was, and the sort of crimes he commited against the peoples of the Southeast make any difference? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.