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Riptideby Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Synopses & Reviews
TIDE OF OBSESSION...
Three hundred years ago a pirate buried his bounty on a treacherous island off the coast of Maine. Now a high-tech treasure hunter is bringing his million-dollar recovery team to Ragged Island.
TIDE OF DANGER...
They have the best hardware, the best divers, and the perfectly planned operation. There's only one problem: this island kills.
TIDE OF EVIL...
First the computers fail. Then one man dies — and then another. Now the wind has begun to howl and the mysteries of Ragged Island are cracking open. Inside a rocky fortress of tunnels, traps, and tides, a priceless treasure lies waiting...
And so does an unimaginable evil...
"Thrilling....A tremendous storm at sea with staggeringly high waves will have you jumping up for a lifesaver. Unstoppable suspense and mystery." Kirkus Reviews
"[A] ripping good yarn....This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller....The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"The novel suffers from...workaday prose and assembly-line characters....Machine-gun pacing, startling plot twists and...the evocative setting carry the day, however, resulting in an exciting boys' adventure tale for adults..." Publishers Weekly
"[A] thrilling page-turner....Preston and Child have put more effort into hardware and pacing than into characterization...but fans of Peter Benchley and Clive Cussler, as well as thriller aficionados in general, will find this entertaining reading." Booklist
"An adventure of imagination, spiced with thrills, sprinkled with glimpses of history, and perfected with nonstop action." School Library Journal
"Preston and Child are two authors who have perfected the recipe for high octane suspense novels. With its mix of action and danger, bits of historical lore and legend, and the occasional high-tech gadget, Riptide is the perfect choice for teens..." VOYA
For generations, treasure hunters have tried to unlock the deadly puzzle known as the Water Pit, a labyrinth at the heart of a small island off the coast of Maine. Reputed to be the hiding place of pirate treasure, the Water Pit destroys all who venture into it. Is the Water Pit a gateway to limitless treasure — or to hell itself?
For generations, treasure hunters have searched for the key to the Water Pit, the labyrinth of shafts and tunnels that honeycombs Ragged Island. But the Pit is reluctant to give up its treasure, and many will die before its secret is revealed.
About the Author
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the coauthors of the bestselling novels The Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, and Thunderhead.
Douglas Preston worked for the American Museum of Natural History, is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, and in 1989 retraced Coronado's thousand-mile odyssey on horseback.
Lincoln Child is a former book editor at St. Martin's Press and has published numerous short-story anthologies.
They welcome reader e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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