The Scorpion's Tail by Douglas Preston audiobook

The Scorpion's Tail

By Douglas Preston  and Lincoln Child
Read by Cynthia Farrell

Grand Central Publishing 9781538747278

The Nora Kelly Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • $105.99

    ISBN: 9781549162305

  • $44.99

    ISBN: 9781549162312

Runtime: 11.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears.

Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare (Booklist). A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Corrie is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death. She brings archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, with a rictus of horror frozen on his face. Hidden on the corpse lies a 16th century Spanish gold cross of immense value. When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Expect nice twists, hairy danger, and good old-fashioned gunplay. This one’s an attention grabber.” Kirkus Reviews
“Preston and Child have designed an intricate thriller that takes several twists and turns, but never totally diverts from the crux of the story. This is a series that demands attention.” New York Journal of Books
“Mystery thriller writing of the highest order.” Sunday Journal (Providence)

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Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Author Bio: Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Author Bio: Lincoln Child

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English