The Pharaoh Key

The Pharaoh Key

Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist and master thief, will face his most dangerous mission yet in the sequel to Beyond the Ice Limit.

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788547697

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child. There's no such thing as too great a risk for a man living on borrowed time. Gideon Crew is out of a job but it is the least of his worries: his doctor has just told him he has only months to live. Time enough for one last adventure. For a century, the infamously enigmatic hieroglyphs etched into the Phaistos Disk have defied interpretation. But now, after five long years of computer-aided code-breaking, Gideon has a lead on an undiscovered civilization, long-lost beneath the sands of the Egyptian Sahara. As a man facing the end of his days, Crew needs little persuasion to pack up and head out into the heart of the desert. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI. 'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD. 'Relentless mayhem ... [A] thrill-a-minute read' KIRKUS. 'Their most expertly executed entertainment yet ... A big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific movie' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. 'Will keep you reading into the late hours of the night' CLIVE CUSSLER.
Categories: Fiction

The Pharaoh Key

The Pharaoh Key

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Author: Douglas J. Preston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1538713934

Category: FICTION

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Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc. What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life--or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds--but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.
Categories: FICTION

The Gideon Crew Series All

The Gideon Crew Series  All

01: Gideon's Sword: At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down.

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359013500

Category: Fiction

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01: Gideon's Sword: At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. 02: Gideon’s Corpse: A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. 03: The Lot Island: Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse.. 04: Beyond the Ice Limit: That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... 05: The Pharaoh Key: "I just want to be crystal clear about this: if it has value, we're gonna steal it. Are you with me?"
Categories: Fiction

Verses for the Dead

Verses for the Dead

... Curiosities • Reliquary† • Relic† • *The Helen Trilogy **The Diogenes Trilogy †Relic and Reliquary are ideally read in sequence Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538747186

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, FBI Agent Pendergast reluctantly teams up with a new partner to investigate a rash of Miami Beach murders . . . only to uncover a deadly conspiracy that spans decades. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.
Categories: Fiction

Bloodless

Bloodless

... Trilogy †Relic and Reliquary are ideally read in sequence Nora Kelly Novels Diablo Mesa • The Scorpion's Tail • Old Bones Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's Sword ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538736715

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA. A fabulous heist: On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305—Portland to Seattle—with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and then parachuted from the rear of the plane, disappearing into the night…and into history. A brutal crime steeped in legend and malevolence: Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins—sowing panic and reviving whispered tales of the infamous Savannah Vampire. A case like no other: As the mystery rises along with the body count, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how—or if—these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer…but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining.
Categories: Fiction

Diablo Mesa

Diablo Mesa

... Trilogy **The Diogenes Trilogy †Relic and Reliquary are ideally read in sequence Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's Sword Other Novels The Ice Limit • Thunderhead ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538736739

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Two bodies. A dangerous secret. A terrifying force. The latest "excellent" novel in wildly popular series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson (Publishers Weekly). Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal—to finance a careful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFO is alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job. Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site, faces and hands obliterated with acid to erase their identities. Special Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned to the case. As Nora’s excavation proceeds, uncovering things both bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, Corrie’s homicide investigation throws open a Pandora's box of espionage and violence, uncovering bloody traces of a powerful force that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets—and that threatens to engulf them all in an unimaginable fate.
Categories: Fiction

The Scorpion s Tail

The Scorpion s Tail

... Trilogy †Relic and Reliquary are ideally read in sequence Nora Kelly Novels The Scorpion's Tail • Old Bones Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's Sword Other Novels ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538747292

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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.
Categories: Fiction

Crooked River

Crooked River

... Relic† Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's Sword Other Novels The Ice Limit • Thunderhead • Riptide • Mount Dragon *The Helen Trilogy **The Diogenes Trilogy †Relic ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538747261

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors: Racing to uncover the mystery of several severed feet found floating in the Gulf of Mexico, Agent Pendergast is faced with the most inexplicable challenge of his career. A startling crime with dozens of victims. Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach—each one with a crudely severed human foot inside. A ghastly enigma with no apparent solution. Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene—and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive? A worthy challenge for a brilliant mind. In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who—in a cruel irony—ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.
Categories: Fiction

Old Bones

Old Bones

... Trilogy **The Diogenes Trilogy †Relic and Reliquary are ideally read in sequence Gideon Crew Novels The Pharaoh Key • Beyond the Ice Limit • The Lost Island • Gideon's Corpse • Gideon's Sword Other Novels The Ice Limit • Thunderhead ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538747216

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense. 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.
Categories: Fiction

Talking to the Ground

Talking to the Ground

... Codex Jennie WITH LINCOLN CHILD The Ice Limit Thunderhead Riptide Mount Dragon GIDEON CREW NOVELS WITH LINCOLN CHILD The Pharaoh Key Beyond the Ice Limit The Lost Island Gideon's Corpse Gideon's Sword SPECIAL AGENT PENDERGAST NOVELS ...

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982112196

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God comes an entrancing, eloquent, and entertaining account of the author’s adventurous journey on horseback through the Southwest in the heart of Navajo desert country. In 1992 author Douglas Preston and his wife and daughter rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. They were retracing the route of a Navajo deity, the Slayer of Alien Gods, on his quest to restore beauty and balance to the Earth. More than a travelogue, Preston’s account of their “one tough journey, luminously remembered” (Kirkus Reviews) is a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred land and is “like traveling across unknown territory with Lewis and Clark to the Pacific” (Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee).
Categories: Travel