Seven years ago, Matthew Wilkes's father disappeared without a trace on an anthropological expedition in the American Southwest. Now, seven years later, lonely fifteen-year-old Matt is plagued by nightmares about his dad. But are they just bad dreams? Or are they something more? Accompanied by his best friend, Monica, Matt embarks on a quest to learn his father's fate.
Moving from a sleepy Midwestern suburb to the Hopi mesas of Arizona, and from the Australian Outback to the offices of the CIA, The Dream Catcher is a story about a boy's love for his father, a childhood friendship blossoming into love, and the trust we all need to find—in friends, in family, and ultimately in ourselves. When an old Hopi guide takes the two teens on a trek into the Arizona desert, Matthew will discover a secret that's been kept for a thousand years and face a moment of truth that will determine the destiny of the world.