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Thunderhead
Thunderhead
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Since the days of Coronado, explorers have been captivated by the search for Quivira, the fabled Lost City of Gold. Now, guided by a mysterious letter, archaeologist Nora Kelly is about to remount an expedition her father conducted 16 years earlier -- before mysteriously vanishing in the remote canyon country of southeast Utah. For her, it is a ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446608374
ISBN-10: 0446608378
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 560
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4 stars, based on 286 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
This is definitely one of the best non-Pendergast novels by these authors! It deals with archaeology and Anasazi ruins, and brings Nora Kelly and Bill Smithback together for the first time. Very suspenseful (except of course we know that neither Nora nor Bill can get killed!) and well-plotted. Even when you know what's bound to happen, you still can't turn the pages fast enough. A good read!
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As usual a great read. Preston & Child's mysteries always have an unusual plot and are very engaging.
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By the authors of the FBI Agent Pendergast series, which includes RELIC, RELIQUARY, MOUNT DRAGON, CABINET OF CURIOSITIES; also the novels RIPTIDE and ICE LIMIT. This one will keep you up way past your bed time!
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On an abandoned Santa Fe ranch a young archeologist finds a letter written sixteen years ago yet, mysteriously, mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a lost city of gold that will make him famous--and rich. Now Nora Kelly is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his discovery, Nora begins to unravel one of archeology's greatest mysteries.
A thousand years ago a thriving civilization suddenly and mysteriously vanished. For Nora Kelly and her strife-ridden team of explorers, the answer is at their fingertips. Then the terror explodes . . .
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Another great thriller. A book you can't put down until you've finished!
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Fantastic book! I agree, can't go wrong. The Lincoln-Child authors combo is right on, every time!
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This is one of my all time favorite books. I have always been interested in the cave dwellings of the southwest and you add in Mr. Preston and Mr. Child's creepy imaginations, and you have the makings of a book full of action and suspense. The eeriness of the locale and and lore of the skin-walkers and this book may just keep you up all night reading. I highly recommend this book if you like creepiness.
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I had forgotten I had read this long ago and found it recently. For those who love historical fiction and/or the Anastazi/US West/Aztec/Mexico or Archaeology, you will love this book. I almost literally could not put it down I enjoyed it so much. The chapters fly by, the pages almost not seen they go so fast. The fictional piece is breathtaking and intreaging while the historical piece is front and center. October 2012
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Another Good Preston/ Child tale. The ending maybe a bit weak.

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Sloane Goddard (Major Character)
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