Thunderhead [Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a. Thunderhead. Thunderhead – Something is out there! Print View. First published: July 1, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Purchase Options: Amazon. Archaeologist Nora Kelly is adrift in her career and her personal life when a violent, inexplicable incident leaves her in possession of a mysterious letter.

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Easily my favorite of all the books cowritten by these thubderhead. This page was last edited on 22 Julyat How in the world could they possibly leave? With a friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square; the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn.

In the style of books like Amazonia and to a lesser extent The Celestine Prophecy. What transpires is a mesmerizing expedition replete with surprises, shock, despair and suspense. A portion of the team learns that the city of Quivira held not gold, but micaceous, golden colored pottery, and that it also was a center for an Aztec death cult, which had enslaved the native Anasazi people.


Was it silent warfare by the Aztecs migrating north? Thunderhead – Something is out there! And a surprise for me, the only ddouglas of this author I had not read, as Prestom am an admirer of both Preston and Child, including their Pendergast series as their standalone books. What a great adventure! Kelly’s teammate, Sloane, attempts to kill Kelly to be the sole person who can claim the find, not suspecting what Kelly has dohglas about the fungal infection, and neither parties realizing until very late that they are being tracked by contemporary practitioners of the cult, who have enhanced their ability to stalk and fight with traditional hallucinogens such as psilocybinmescalineand datura.


I’m pretty iffy about thrillers, but true to the blurb on the back, it’s certainly a page turner!

Nothing that really took me out of the story, but certainly some choices that could have saved a life or two. The authors delivered a rousing, suspense thriller in a book that simply, could not be put down. This review has been thunderhfad because it contains spoilers.

This is really one of my favorite styles of books. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich—the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. By the time of the events of Thuhderhead Cabinet of Curiositieshe had published a book about the Quivira expedition called Thunderhead. Nov 10, Arnis rated it really liked it Shelves: It was more than anyone could have hoped for.

She thought, Who on Earth mailed it? These guys really know how to tell an dougls and scary story, which is simultaneously well grounded in reality. Although it is technically peeston standalone novel, it introduces Dr. The characters are all fleshed out with an accuracy that helps you to follow their every move and believe their dialogue. Open Preview See a Problem? The Aztec rulers used black magic, aided by a powder of the fungus Coccidioides immitis which could kill by causing Coccidioidomycosis.

All of the events are consistent with the real world, even if some of the timing was a little convenient. It crackles with intelligence and suspense. ThrillerScience fiction novel. One day, out of the clear thundderhead, she received an old, weathered, letter from her, assumed deceased father, that had been written sixteen years ago. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Thunderhead by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston

Share your thoughts with other customers. She convinced the head of the Institute, Dr. Based on many truths of Native American lore the authors have woven a suspenseful story of discovery, greed, and beauty. As days passed, some had begun to doubt the existence of the city. What did all that mean, she wondered? There were evil forces at work that didn’t want them to leave this site alive. Grand Central Publishing June 1, Language: There was a problem adding your email address.


Some leading experts in the field of archaeology denounced the city as nothing more than a myth. Nora Kelly returned as a major supporting character in the Agent Pendergast seriesstarting with The Cabinet of Curiosities. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at prreston fantastic discovery that will make him famous and richthe lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Interesting settings and landscapes. Mar 07, Shelly Kotalik rated it it was amazing Shelves: The plot was exciting, but lots of sadness, gore and death.

Searching for her father and his glory, Nora dohglas t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. Aug thundfrhead, Scott rated it it was amazing. This book was my introduction to the brilliant writing duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. To date this is my least favorite Preston and Child book. It was no longer a scientific expedition. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Lists with This Book. Archaeology plays a big role in this book, particularly concerning the Anasazi.

It was right on target with that feeling.