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The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly Book 2) Kindle Edition
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#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.
'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' – LEE CHILD
A MUMMY, AN ANCIENT TREASURE, A DANGEROUS MYSTERY.
After a shoot-out leaves a senior agent gravely wounded, FBI rookie Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation. Her supervisor assures her she's not to blame and the black mark on her record will be cleared in short order. But Corrie finds she cannot shake off an overwhelming feeling of guilt.
As a distraction, she takes on a new case involving a fifty-year-old mummified corpse discovered in a hidden enclave at High Lonesome, a long-abandoned New Mexico ghost town. Quickly out of her depth, she realizes she needs the help of her old enemy, archaeologist Nora Kelly. The two women soon uncover a startling truth: the deceased was poisoned, and died clutching a priceless artifact.
Can Corrie and Nora solve the mystery of the scorpion's tail? Or will they – like others before them – die in the attempt?
#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B088ZKPN2Y
- Publisher : Head of Zeus (7 January 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1805 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 359 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 51,985 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So she calls Nora Kelly, who is willing if busy, but able to rearrange her schedule, despite issues at the university she works for. However: the man, it turns out, has suffered a unique cause of death relating to being found near White Sands military base. The kind of unique that creates questions which MUST be answered.
Which leads them onto the trail of a vastly different ancient mystery, which may answer a question most think is part of the mythology of the area. But they are not the only one's looking...
The authors do an excellent job of showing how the work and research done leads Corrie and Nora along the trail to answers. They also have fun with a cowboy Sheriff who, it turns out, doesn't need the most modern firearms to do his job. They manage to portray infighting within the FBI as well as Corrie's boss Orders her to find a way to get along with people as a representative of the FBI. She does-excepting with an Evidence Response Team from the FBI itself where the senior officer is both sexist and incompetent. She verbally slaps him so hard steam nearly comes out of his ears and he comes close to punching her-but doesn't dare. I suspect she learned that one from Pendergast, who has long since developed a flawless method of insulting and dealing with anyone who gets in his way in such a way they can do nothing but be angry with him.
Oh-and Pendergast shows up in person to nearly steal the whole show, of course. Completely in keeping with his personality, he works out what's been going on before even Corrie. He even refers to Corrie as his protege.
In all honesty, I think I am starting to enjoy this series as much as the early Pendergast novels. The complicated relationship between the two women reminds me of Pendergast and D'Agosta-they click, but it's hard to see how for a while. Nora and Corrie are sliding into a friendship based on mutual respect, I believe-but neither of them seems to have realised that yet...
If you like the authors work? Read this, it's well worth the couple of days you'll loose once you get started.
Would highly recommend