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The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child.
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called 'Lost Camp' of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism.
Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it – to reveal its long-buried secrets.
Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case... only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.
"There's nothing else like them."-- "Washington Post, praise for the authors" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
'Another clever and compelling tale... The stellar writing is still in abundance, and Preston and Child balance the line between page-turning suspense and ancient history' Associated Press.
'The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion' Kirkus Reviews.
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' David Baldacci.
'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' Lisa Gardner.
'A positively delicious serving. Great fun to the last page' -- Anne Rice --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07SV7317K
- Publisher : Head of Zeus (20 August 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 2708 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 57,457 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Old Bones takes a fine premise...The Donner Party and a buried treasure...and makes it overly long, repetitive, procedural, and the two main characters are just so flat as to be off-putting. After finishing, each plot turn seems too contrived rather than "plotted" to be engaging. Sadly, I couldn't wait for it to end.
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An intriguing story, originating from an actual historical event, with decent characters and great plotting, which keeps you guessing until the end. In my opinion, well worth reading.
Thrilling take on a real tragedy . Fantastic