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Mount Dragon
Mount Dragon
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812564372
ISBN-10: 0812564375
Publication Date: 6/15/1997
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 214 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Mount Dragon on + 160 more book reviews
Excellent, heart pounding story.
perryfran avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 958 more book reviews
Another good thriller from Preston/Child. I always enjoy their books and this one is no exception. This is a combination sci-fi/thriller/western. It includes elements of all of these genres including the main story of the development of a way to change the human genome to eliminate the possibility of getting the flu. Well, this is all good, right? But along the way a nasty mutant flu virus is manufactured that could wipe out mankind (shades of The Stand by Stephen King). This virus came about through a corporation, GeneDyne that also developed an artificial blood called PurBlood (shades of True Blood?). Thrown in with this is a chase across the New Mexican desert and a possible lost treasure. Overall, I would recommend this one.
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This book was an interesting view on biological warfar and was pretty detailed in the science behind the story. Unfortunately, that detail often made for a bit of a confusing read.

Still, a very enjoyable book!
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A PAGE TURNER
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The usual good story from Preston & Child. Interesting & well written.Diverse characters and subplots make it a cut above your ordinary read.
pibblegrl avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 64 more book reviews
This was a pretty good read. DP and LC don't disappoint!
webrydr avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 11 more book reviews
Really enjoyed this one! Ends up being set in the New Mexico desert. Real similar to where I was raised, the deserts of Arizona. So, could relate to the descriptions of the geography and the hazards of the desert. Credible story, bit of a medical mystery thriller similar to many of Robin Cook's assembly line books, but this one's much better. The hero is believable and the bad guy goes from moderately obsessed to outright insanity right in front of us. A side story of considerable interest develops well outside the Mount Dragon facility. The "future tech" is well handled. I highly recommend it.
theinfamousj avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 29 more book reviews
From http://theinfamousj.livejournal.com/438029.html

I really enjoyed this book and would categorize it as a thriller. Though it had bits of ethics, biotechnology, and romance thrown in, it really was more about the adventure than anything else. The ethics were dealt with in the most superficial way, the biotechnology was horribly simplified and important steps were altogether eliminated, and the romance seemed forced, but the adventure ... The adventure was fabulous. This is basically a story of someone protecting the entire human race while doing amazing feats of survival, as almost every adventure story is. It turned out, to me, to be a page turned and a book that I finished in only a week.

If you happen to like adventure/thrillers and even like a hint {and I truly do mean just a hint} of science mixed up in your literature, you won't do wrong to check out this book.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 1291 more book reviews
Pretty good thriller about a pharmaceutical experiment gone out of control. Interesting twist regarding who/what the real villain is and good use of the New Mexico desert as the chase setting.
Cosmic844 avatar reviewed Mount Dragon on + 23 more book reviews
Really love these books. True thrillers, page turners and escape lit. One of the best without Agent P.
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I really enjoyed this book. I have listened to a couple other books on CD by Preston and Child and this is by far my favorite. These 2 authors can tend to get a little weird and kinky with the villians in their novels, which I don't like. This book was the most normal of them all. It had me hooked the entire time and what I liked the most is that the end was not the typical race to the finish with the bad guys chasing down the good guys. The plot actually continued throughout the entire book. I think that when the ending of a good mystery comes down to endless pages of a mere chase, that the author has copped out and not really thought through the rest of the book. Those kinds of endings bore me. This one had twists and turns until the last page.

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People/Characters
Guy Carson (Primary Character)
Susana Cabeza de Vaca (Primary Character)
Brentwood Scopes (Major Character)

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