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Kudos once again to Preston and Child as they give us another thriller.This time they give us an adventure about the anazazi empire and what happened to them.This novel has scenes of the beauty of western US and details of archaelogy.The authors give us facts about anazazi's society and native american occult pratices. All and all this is a sinister adventure filled with memorable characters especially Dr. Nora Kelly whose obession in finding a lost anazasi city and the fate of her father will take to the discovery of lifetime and deadly peril!
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The review of this Book prepared by Rodney Powell

Nora Kelly believes the letter from her father, written 16 years earlier, reveals the location of Quivira, the City of Gold. Through passages in the letter, Nora discovers an ancient road and convinces the Institute's director to provide funding for an expedition. She journeys with an elite team of archaeologists and scientists to discover the truth. However, the group soon finds that terror awaits them through the site and its protectors.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts    -   trouble with tribes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   climbing with ropes    -   falling off Desert?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   drowned    -   biohazard/virus    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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