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Mount Dragon
Guy Carson hates his boss and the miserable life he is living in Edison, New Jersey working for mega-pharmaceutical corporation GeneDyne. His boss is a fat bully who enjoys tormenting his employee with time wasting menial assignments. By a stroke of luck Carson is hand picked by GeneDyne's 39 year-old founder Brent Scopes to fill a vacancy at the company's Mount Dragon, New Mexico research facility. It is a short-term assignment working with a killer ...
Relic
A sensational exhibition of superstition and folklore is set to open at the New York Museum of Natural History but the event is jeopardized, as two young boys are found savagely murdered in a remote section of the museum basement. A security guard is also slain and the entire museum staff is shaken by the brutal killings. Crates bearing antiquities from the now extinct Kothoga tribe of South America are followed by mysterious deaths from Belem, Brazil ...
Riptide
An island holding untold riches hidden deep below the surface is the setting for this tense seaside thriller. Dr. Malin Hatch is intrigued by Captain Gerard Neidelman's proposal of a massive expedition to dig up the centuries old buried treasure along the Maine coastline. The project must include him for it is his family's property where the loot is located. But Hatch knows it will be no easy task to excavate Ragged Island and find the fortune in gold...
Still Life with Crows
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Warner, Jul 2003, 25.95, 435 pp. ISBN: 0446531421 Without official sanctioning, FBI Special Agent Pendergast arrives in Medicine Creek, Kansas to investigate a serial killer leaving behind eerie signatures to include a mutilated corpse inside a circle of crows “nailed” to stakes. The elegant Pendergast seems like a polished apple among cornstalks as his urbane lifestyle clearly sticks out in this rural community...

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The Cabinet of Curiosities
Before there were museums in New York, there were personal oddities put on display by private collectors, these displays were called cabinets of curiosities. When a construction crew uncovers 36 bodies, all with parts of there spine removed, burried in the basement of what was once a cabinet of curiosity display 130 years ago, it draws the interest of special agent Pendergast, who with archaeologist Nora Kelly, discover that Enoch Leng, in the late 1...
The Ice Limit
Sam McFarlane is approached by Lloyd Palmer to assist in the recovery of a meterorite on an island on the south coast of Chile. During the recovery operation (brillantly orchestrated by Eli Glinn), a Chilean naval officer decides that they are operating illegally and vows to stop them. During the recovery, the meterorite exhibits strange behavior and may be more than it seems....
Thunderhead
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 anaz...


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