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Author: Robert Masello
In the caves beneath an Italian lake, the fossil of a creature older than the earth has been disinterred. In the Judaean desert, a legendary parchment has been discovered. One reveals the secrets of Heaven. One foretells an impending Hell. And deciphering their message has been left to paleontologist Carter Cox--a man of science whose faith in t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425203507
ISBN-10: 0425203506
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a fun read and interesting also! The story is basically about a scientist who is part of a study of a new "fossil". This fossil is not what it appears to be and the twists & turns go from there. The ending is not what you would expect, it isn't the typical end for this type of book and I eagerly await a sequel.
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After one hundred and fifty pages of this book, nothing scary or interesting had happened. The author takes that many pages to convince you how perfect and superior to everyone the lead character and his woman are. I'm guessing the author wanted his readers to like and relate to his protagonist, but he just made me hate the man and his wife. I couldn't relate to them at all. They were annoyingly self righteous. I was so bored after this many pages, and I was like. "Ok. I get it, enough already, they are perfect!, Ugh!" Nobody is perfect, so how are we to relate to that? The back of the book sounded awesome, but I'm sorry. If after 150 pages of a 300 page book, no action has happened, then you've wasted your money. By then, I didn't care about the characters or what happened to them. I tossed the book in my second hand giveaway box.
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You'll be sleeping with the lights on after reading this one. Haunting and unforgettable..a heart stopping story of mythic evil, brought to terrifying life in modern-day New York.
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Well crafted horror with an archeological twist.
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good action - kept me up to get to the end
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The book's story line is very good and does catch your interest. It has been described as one of the scariest books and one that will keep you up at night. I didn't find this to be true but it is a very good read.
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A different take on reality.