5 books you won't want to miss this week, including the new Preston & Child thrillerCheck out the official plot details and cover art below! Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story—one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of , when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murder, barbarism—and, finally, starvation and cannibalism. Captivated by the Donner Party, Nora agrees and they venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Quickly, they learn that the discovery of the missing starvation camp is just the tip of the iceberg—and that the real truth behind those long-dead pioneers is not only far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined…but it is one that puts them both in mortal danger from a very real, present-day threat in which the search for the lost party, and its fabled fortune in gold, are merely means to a horrifying end.
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By Fabien. On November 15, In Reading Guide. Pendergast is a tall and eccentric man, but he is also highly intelligent and knowledgeable, a master of psychological manipulation, disguise, and improvisation. In his work, he investigates cases which interest him, especially the ones appearing to be the work of serial killers. Pendergast appeared in several stand-alone novels and stars in two trilogies. Also, in the first two books, he was not the main protagonist of his series.
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Douglas Jerome Preston born May 31, is an American journalist and author. Although he is best known for his thrillers in collaboration with Lincoln Child including the Agent Pendergast series and Gideon Crew series , he has also written six solo novels, including the Wyman Ford series and a novel entitled Jennie , which was made into a movie by Disney. He has authored a half-dozen non-fiction books on science and exploration and writes occasionally for The New Yorker , Smithsonian , and other magazines. Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. From to , Preston worked for the American Museum of Natural History as a writer, editor, and manager of publications. He served as managing editor for the journal Curator and was a columnist for Natural History magazine.
The dynamic writing duo is serving up the first book in a potential new series starring Nora Kelly—a supporting character in past books—with Old Bones , which drops on August 20th, , but still, Pendergast remains their biggest draw and best character to date. Check out the cover art and plot details below. Dozens of identical blue shoes are found in the ocean off the southwestern coast of Florida, all with a severed human foot inside, all exhibiting unmistakable signs of violence. They appear out of nowhere one day, floating in on the tide as if appearing out of nowhere. Called off the tarmac from his return flight back to New York City, Pendergast reluctantly arrives on Captiva Island and is quickly drawn into the mystery. A preliminary pathology report indicates the feet were wrenched from their bodies in the crudest of ways.