Synopses & Reviews
For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost fortune of the notorious English pirate Edward Ockham. Clues lead to the mysterious water pit on Ragged Island, Maine -- but a curse left behind by the long-dead pirate seems to be working. Every expedition has failed and many treasure seekers have died in gruesome fashion. But now a modern attempt has been mounted, using state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by millions of dollars. It will all be worth it, if the treasure estimated to be worth $2 billion can be found. But modern technology, no matter how expensive, may not be enough to overcome the deadly secretsof the water pit...
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.
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
The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly
). Preston and Child's Relic
and The Cabinet of Curiosities
were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic
was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Fever Dream
, Cold Vengeance
, Two Graves
, and Gideon's Corpse
. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence
, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.