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Thunderhead - Douglas Preston

Paperback Published: November 2007
ISBN: 9780446608374
Number Of Pages: 560
For Ages: 13+ years old

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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...

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Spellbinding. * Kirkus Reviews * Chilling...Preston and Child continue to redefine 'page-turner. * Denver Rocky Mountain News * Exciting, well-conceived, and well-oiled...a rip-snorter for lovers of adventure stories, with more than a touch of evil. * Toronto Star * A novel of considerable scope and interest.... Grounded in science but flirting with the supernatural, Preston and Child have created a highly readable tale of adventure and long-ago crimes. * Dallas Morning News *

ISBN: 9780446608374
ISBN-10: 0446608378
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: November 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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Douglas Preston

About the Author


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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Lincoln Child

About the Author


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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