Synopses & Reviews
High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years.
Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends — in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis — something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous . . . something terrifying.
Following the success of his debut, "Subterranean", Rollins takes readers to an ancient hidden city of the dead in a South American jungle. A team of researchers discovers the remains of a 500-year-old Dominican monk with a cryptic message on his cross. They have stumbled across something wondrous--and terrifying.
In a South American jungle, a team of researchers discovers the remains of a 500-year-old Dominican monk with a cryptic message on his cross. They have stumbled across something wondrous--and terrifying. Now available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.
“A real page-turner….Rollins keeps the story in overdrive, with plenty of twists and turns before the final shocker.”
—Douglas Preston, co-author of The Monster of Florence
A classic adventure from James Rollins, the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times bestselling thrillers, Excavation carries readers deep into the jungles of South America, and into the terrifying heart of dark mysteries that should never be unearthed.
About the Author
James Rollins and Jake Ransom share many of the same passions. The author's interest in archaeology led him to amass his own Cabinet of Curiosities, which includes a 100,000-year-old mammoth tusk from China.
His New York Times bestselling books include The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, and Black Order. James lives in Sacramento, California. An amateur spelunker and a certified scuba enthusiast, he'll often be found either underground or underwater.