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Book Thunderhead

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 0759525293
  • Pages : 415 pages

Download or read book Thunderhead written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...

Book Thunderhead

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 0759525293
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read book Thunderhead written by Douglas Preston and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...

Book Old Bones

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 1538747219
  • Pages : 327 pages

Download or read book Old Bones written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2019-08-20 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense. Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.

Book The Scorpion s Tail

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 1538747294
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read book The Scorpion s Tail written by Douglas Preston and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-01-12 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears. Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare (Booklist). A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Corrie is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death. She brings archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, with a rictus of horror frozen on his face. Hidden on the corpse lies a 16th century Spanish gold cross of immense value. When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

Book The Cabinet of Curiosities

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2002-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780759527713
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book The Cabinet of Curiosities written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2002-07-01 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In one of NPR's 100 Best Thrillers Ever, FBI agent Pendergast discovers thirty-six murdered bodies in a New York City charnel house . . . and now, more than a century later, a killer strikes again. In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

Book Riptide

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 0759525188
  • Pages : 435 pages

Download or read book Riptide written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: IN 1695, a notorious English pirate buried his bounty in a maze of booby-trapped tunnels on an island off the coast of Maine. In three hundred years, no one has breached this cursed and rocky fortress. Now a treasure hunter and his high-tech, million-dollar recovery team embark on the perfect operation to unlock the labyrinth's mysteries. First the computers fail. The then crewmen begin to die. The island has guarded its secrets for centuries, and it isn't letting them go--without a fight.

Book The Ice Limit

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • ISBN : 0759525226
  • Pages : 369 pages

Download or read book The Ice Limit written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2001-07-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, classic love story with a coming out theme and a modern twist. The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.

Book Death Match

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lincoln Child
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2006-10-31
  • ISBN : 0307278522
  • Pages : 418 pages

Download or read book Death Match written by Lincoln Child and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2006-10-31 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A "cautionary tale about artificial intelligence" (Washington Post) that is almost too frighteningly believable not to be real—from the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room (having committed double suicide), alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices of Eden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success, and legendary secrecy, has inspired awe around the world. The Thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple—they were Eden’s first perfect match. A short time later, Christopher Lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick—and quiet—investigation into the deaths. Lash’s psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious, but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years. The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead—by all appearances, another double suicide. Now Eden—particularly Richard Silver, the company’s brilliant and reclusive founder—has no choice but to grant Lash unprecedented access to its most guarded secrets if he is to have any chance of determining what is going wrong. The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, creative genius, and a melding of technology that does indeed, to Lash’s surprise, deliver on Eden’s promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect, lifelong mate. But Lash’s involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins. Infused with relentless suspense and tremendous imagination and skill, Death Match is master thriller writer Lincoln Child at his best. Don't miss Lincoln Child's new thriller, Chrysalis!

Book Dance of Death

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2005-06-01
  • ISBN : 0759513937
  • Pages : 370 pages

Download or read book Dance of Death written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2005-06-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hot on the trail of a killer in Manhattan, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must face his most brilliant and dangerous enemy: his own brother. Two brothers. One a top FBI agent. The other a brilliant, twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can...

Book The Lost Island

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-05
  • ISBN : 1455525782
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book The Lost Island written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life. Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Book The Book of the Dead

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2006-05-30
  • ISBN : 9780759516038
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book The Book of the Dead written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2006-05-30 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit... His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime... A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown... An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala... Memento Mori

Book Charted Peasant Designs from Saxon Transylvania

Download or read book Charted Peasant Designs from Saxon Transylvania written by Emil Sigerus and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1977-01-01 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A century ago, a folk art enthusiast collected these ornate, highly stylized designs from among a now-dispersed community of ethnic Germans residing in Transylvania. Nearly 200 designs include birds, flowers, mythical creatures, and other motifs in styles ranging from simple to complex and in themes from medieval to modern. Easily adapted to other crafts projects.

Book The Diogenes Trilogy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 1455526924
  • Pages : 1750 pages

Download or read book The Diogenes Trilogy written by Douglas Preston and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page 1750 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the "Diogenes Trilogy": Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead--featuring Pendergast's mysterious brother--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child. BRIMSTONE: A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due? DANCE OF DEATH: Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can. BOOK OF THE DEAD: A talented FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori.

Book Diablo Mesa

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-02-15
  • ISBN : 153873673X
  • Pages : 426 pages

Download or read book Diablo Mesa written by Douglas Preston and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From New York Times bestsellers Preston and Child, archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson are tasked with the mysterious deaths of two people found at a site where a UFO allegedly crashed decades before. Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal—to finance a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFO is alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job. Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site, faces and hands obliterated with acid to erase their identities. Special Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned to the case. As Nora’s excavation proceeds, uncovering things both bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, Corrie’s homicide investigation throws open a Pandora's box of espionage and violence, uncovering bloody traces of a powerful force that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets—and that threatens to engulf them all in an unimaginable fate.

Book Crimson Shore

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-10
  • ISBN : 1455525936
  • Pages : 246 pages

Download or read book Crimson Shore written by Douglas Preston and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2015-11-10 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a straightforward murder case spirals out of control, Pendergast and his ward investigate an ancient witches' colony in a sleepy New England town where a terrible evil awaits . . . A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes. A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts. Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned? A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

Book The Pendergast Files

    Book Details:
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 0765399598
  • Pages : 960 pages

Download or read book The Pendergast Files written by Douglas Preston and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This discounted ebundle of the Pendergast Files from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child includes Relic and Reliquary Relic — Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... Reliquary —When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. Books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child The Pendergast Series Relic Reliquary Other books Mount Dragon Books by Douglas Preston The Kraken Project Impact Blasphemy The Monster of Florence The Codex Jennie At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book National American Kennel Club Stud Book

Download or read book National American Kennel Club Stud Book written by and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page 556 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: