Synopses & Reviews
RUMBLES OF THE PAST...
On an abandoned Santa Fe ranch a young archaeologist finds a letter written sixteen years ago yet, mysteriously, mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a lost city of gold that will make him famous and rich. Now Nora Kelly is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his discovery, Nora begins to unravel one of archaeology's greatest mysteries...
FLASHES OF DEATH...
A thousand years ago a thriving civilization suddenly and mysteriously vanished. For Nora Kelly and her strife-ridden team of explorers, the answer is at their fingertips. Then the terror explodes...
"Spellbinding as ever." Kirkus Reviews
"The adventure is marginally higher than the suspense in Preston and Child's sturdy new tale....Fans of the authors' similarly inspired, and similarly metronomic, scientific textbooks-cum-thrillers should find this one much to their taste." Publishers Weekly
"A story filled with excitement, a sense of place, and personable characters, delivered as a quick-paced race against evil and the forces of nature." Library Journal
"Chilling redefines 'page-turner.'" Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Grounded in science but flirting with the supernatural....A highly readable tale of adventure and long-ago crimes." Dallas Morning News
"Brimming with mystery, wonder, and terror a headlong narrative that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours." F. Paul Wilson, author of Legacies
The bestselling authors of The Relic deliver a "highly readable tale of adventure and long-ago crimes" (Dallas Morning News). An archeologist goes in search of the fabled Lost City of Gold, an expedition her father had begun 16 years earlier before he mysteriously vanished in southeast Utah.
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...
About the Author
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the coauthors of the bestselling novels The Relic
, Mount Dragon
, and Riptide
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.
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