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Riptide - Douglas Preston


Published: 1st July 1999
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For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious Water Pit on Ragged Island, Maine-but a curse left behind by the long-dead Ockham seems to be working. Every expedition has failed; the treasure seekers died in gruesome fashions. Now a new expedition has been mounted, using state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by tens of 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 secrets of the Water Pit.

Unstoppable suspense and mystery.'-Kirkus Reviews * 'Yo ho ho-get ready for 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.' * Machine-gun pacing, startling plot twists and smart use of legend, scientific lore (including cryptanalysis) and the evocative setting carry the day...bound to be one of the most popular of the summer reads. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Their most exciting thriller yet...plot twists and likable characters drive this story to its stunning conclusion. * on The Scene, Albuquerque NM * Preston and Child have crafted a high-pitched, fast-paced plot with vivid description, intriguing characters and vibrant scenes....The suspense never lets up. * Bangor DAILY News *

Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is a former book editor at St. Martin's Press and has published numerous short-story anthologies.

Together with Douglas Preston, they are the NY Times bestselling co-authors of a string of bestselling action adventure and thriller novels, including the Agent Pendergast and Gideon Crew adventures. Lincoln Child lives in New Jersey.

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Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley.

His first job was as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. His stint at the museum resulted in his first nonfiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, as well as his first novel, Relic, co-authored with Lincoln Child, which was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures. Relic was followed by a string of other thrillers co-written with Child, many featuring eccentric FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast.

Preston spends his free time riding horses in New Mexico and gunkholing around the Maine coast in an old lobster boat. He counts in his ancestry the poet Emily Dickinson, the newspaperman Horace Greeley, and the infamous murderer and opium addict Amasa Greenough.

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ISBN: 9780446607179
ISBN-10: 0446607177
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.02 x 10.67  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1