ESAU Author:Philip Kerr Clinging to the southwest face of Annapurna, the climber cuts another handhold. Suddenly everything goes still...then the mountain roars, shaking loose its killing load, tumbling the climber before it. — In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a perfectly preserved skull is found. A fossil from a long-ago era, it is neither ape nor man. — Three hun... more »dred miles away in the Punjab, Pakistan and India rattle their nuclear arsenals, edging ever closer to nuclear catastrophe.
In a small fourth floor conference room in the Pentagon, a group of military and intelligence officers debates their options.
And in a lab on the Berkley campus, a paleoanthropologiest learns that what she took to be a fossil find of the first order is in fact the scientific discovery of a lifetime...proof of an alternative line of hominid development.« less