Past and present collide in Preston and Child's most thrilling novel ever . . .WHITE FIRESpecial Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who--with brutal precision--begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort's very existence.Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast uncovers a mysterious connection between the dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story--one that might just offer the key to the modern day killings as well.Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack--and Corrie's life suddenly in grave danger--Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.
FBI Special Agent Pendergast is taking a break from work to take Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she's missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. As a favor, Pendergast agrees to track and recover the relic. A twisting trail of bloodshed leads Pendergast and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Britannia , the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner---and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.
A moon rock missing for thirty years... Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon... A scientist with ambition enough to kill... A monk who will redeem the world... A dark agency with a deadly mission... The greatest scientific discovery of all time... What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as . . . Tyrannosaur Canyon? The stunning new masterwork from the acclaimed best-selling author, recently hailed by Publishers Weekly as "better than Crichton."
For twelve years, he believed she died in an accident. Then, he was told she'd been murdered. Now, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast discovers that his beloved wife Helen is alive. But their reunion is cut short when Helen is brazenly abducted before his eyes. And Pendergast is forced to embark on a furious cross-country chase to rescue her.But all this turns out to be mere prologue to a far larger plot: one that unleashes a chillingly-almost supernaturally-adept serial killer on New York City. And Helen has one more surprise in store for Pendergast: a piece of their shared past that makes him the one man most suited to hunting down the killer.His pursuit of the murderer will take Pendergast deep into the trackless forests of South America, to a hidden place where the evil that has blighted both his and Helen's lives lies in wait . . . a place where he will learn all too well the truth of the ancient proverb:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.n eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences.Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.
Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. 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. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland.
In 1695, a notorious English pirate buried his bounty in a maze of booby-trapped tunnels on an island off the coast of Maine. In three hundred years, no one has breached this cursed and rocky fortress. Now a treasure hunter and his high-tech, million-dollar recovery team embark on the perfect operation to unlock the labyrinth's mysteries. First the computers fail. The then crewmen begin to die. The island has guarded its secrets for centuries, and it isn't letting them go--without a fight.
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation, Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. The trail soon leads deep underground, where they will face the awakening of a slumbering nightmare.
Cuando la policía encuentra dos esqueletos unidos en un abrazo en un río de Manhattan, Margo Green, conservadora del Museo de Historia Natural, es invitada a colaborar en la investigación, no solo por sus conocimientos antropológicos sino por su experiencia el año anterior cuando se enfrentó con una horrenda bestia que andaba suelta por los sótanos del museo. Los esqueletos presentan señales de violencia y unas grotescas anormalidades que apuntan a una sola cosa: el despertar de una pesadilla dormida. Al misterio de los esqueletos se suma una serie de brutales crímenes. Con la ayuda de un teniente de policía, un enigmático agente del FBI y un eminente científico, Margo indaga el origen de los asesinatos. La investigación los llevará a un pavoroso laberinto de túneles, cloacas y galerías horadado bajo Manhattan, donde se revela por fin el verdadero secreto de la Bestia del Museo.
El extraño ídolo es enviado a Nueva York, donde queda arrumbado en los sótanos de un enorme y antiguo museo. Poco después, los científicos son masacrados por los indígenas y todo el proyecto cae en el olvido. Sin embargo, con ocasión de una importante exposición, las sinuosas galerías y los vetustos subsuelos del museo se convierten en escenario de varios asesinatos horrendos e inexplicables... Un mundo de maldiciones y pesadillas ancestrales instalado en el corazón del Nueva York actual. The Relic/I> ha sido adaptado al cine en una película del productor de Alien y del creador de los efectos especiales de Parque Jurásico.
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. . . But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?
El espectacular hallazgo representará sin duda sustanciosos beneficios para la empresa, y el Premio Nobel para el equipo de investigadores. Por todo ello, cuando un joven científico recibe la oferta de colaborar en el proyecto, no se lo piensa dos veces. Sabe que se halla ante la ocasión de su vida: trabajar con las más destacadas figuras de la medicina y la ingeniería genética y participar en el descubrimiento del siglo. No sospecha, sin embargo, que tras la aséptica y rutilante ap ariencia de la más avazanda tecnología se oculta un siniestro secreto.
Medicine Creek es un pueblo perdido de Kansas, un pueblo tranquilo, donde todo el mundo se conoce y donde nunca ocurre nada... hasta que se produce un asesinato. En medio de un campo de maíz se descubre el cadáver mutilado de una mujer rodeada por un círculo de flechas indias, cada una con un cuervo atravesado en su punta. Y esto es solo el principio.El asesino está entre ellos y nadie volverá a dormir tranquilo.Justo en este momento llega el enigmático inspector Pendergast. Nadie sabe quién le ha avisado pero será el único capaz de descifrar el misterio de los espeluznantes asesinatos, un misterio que le llevará a un pasado oscuro y torturado...
An enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to the Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.... #12; An enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to the Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.
El caso del Monstruo de Florencia es uno de los más sorprendentes e inquietantes del siglo XX. Durante diez años, un asesino en serie sembró el pánico en la capital de la Toscana. Dejó una estela de catorce cadáveres, desató una investigación criminal larga, costosa, que arruinó la vida de mucha gente? y todavía no ha sido descubierto.Con la maestría del escritor y el rigor del periodista, Douglas Preston y Mario Spezi nos sumergen en esta historia que ambos conocen a fondo y en la que ellos mismos de repente, mientras seguían una pista, tal vez la definitiva, pasaron de ser los investigadores a convertirse en los protagonistas.«Mejor que muchas novelas de crimen y misterio.» Publishers Weekly«Sin duda, la verdad es mucho más extraña que la ficción. Tanto los seguidores de Douglas Preston como los lectores de historias de crímenes basadas en hechos reales quedarán fascinados por este relato.» Library Journal«Se ha publicado mucho sobre este caso. Investigadores, periodistas, protagonistas e incluso novelistas han intentado captar el terror hipnótico que despertó el Monstruo de Florencia (incluido Thomas Harris, cuyo personaje de Hannibal Lecter se inspira en algunos de aquellos sucesos). Pero este libro es el mejor.» The Guardian«Douglas Preston y Mario Spezi presentan un tenebroso e increíble descenso a un mundo de pesadilla.» Amazon.com, elegido Libro del Mes
In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Florence, Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.
La huella de una garra quemada en la pared.El hedor inaguantable de azufre.¿Serán las marcas del diablo?La muerte de Jeremy Grove, famoso crítico de arte, es inexplicable. Su cuerpo fue encontrado en una habitación cerrada con llave desde dentro y con la marca de un crucifijo grabada en su pecho como una quemadura. Hasta los menos supersticiosos empiezan a hablar de un pacto con el diablo.Para investigar este extraño caso, el inspector Pendergast tendrá que abandonar Nueva York y viajar a un pueblo de Italia, donde veinte años atrás cuatro hombres hicieron una promesa diabólica.A partir de entonces Pendergast se ve obligado a enfrentarse con fuerzas desconocidas; hasta parece que él será la próxima víctimade una venganza abominable, a la que no está nada claro que pueda sobrevivir...
#1 New York Times bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next Gideon Crew book.
Wyman Ford is back again in The Kraken Project, the thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston. NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software. To this end, Melissa Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed "Dorothy," a powerful, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet. Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine. And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly hunted, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation--and devises a plan. As the pursuit of Dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of Northern California, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world... or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?
When Professor Hugo Archibald finds an orphaned baby chimp in Africa, it seems like the most normal thing in the world for him to bring the brave little toddler home to Boston to live with his wife and two small children. Jennie quickly assimilates into mid-sixties suburban life, indulging in the rambunctious fun one would expect from a typical American kid of her generation: riding breakneck on her own tricycle, playing with Booger the kitten and a Barbie doll, fighting with her siblings over use of the TV, and--as a teenager--learning to drink, smoke pot, and curse just like her human peers. Attaining an impressive command of American Sign Language, Jennie absorbs a warped vision of heaven from a neighborhood minister, experiences first-hand the bureaucracies of the American health-care system, and even has her own fifteen minutes of fame. Jennie's story--hilarious, poignant, and ultimately tragic--introduces to American literature one of the most endearing animal heroines in modern fiction.
En tres puntos distantes del planeta están sucediendo cosas extraordinarias. Todo parece indicar que las piedras preciosas halladas en una mina de Camboya son de origen extraterrestre. Al mismo tiempo, un meteorito ha impactado en las costas de Maine, y dos valientes mujeres reman en un bote dispuestas a examinar el cráter. Entretanto, el científico de la NASA que detectó una inexplicable emisión de rayos gamma en Marte ha aparecido decapitado, y alguien ha robado todos sus papeles. Sin duda, había algo oculto en el planeta rojo, y ahora se halla en el interior de un cráter y parece haber despertado. Comienza la cuenta atrás..."Un thriller absorbente, obra de uno de los escritores más inteligentes de nuestro tiempo."Fantasy Book Critic
Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia... to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars... and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.
The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.
BONUS FREE BOOK: this edition includes a complimentary novel by Brad Meltzer, The Zero Game. GIDEON'S SWORDIntroducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thiefAt 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. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him.Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade.For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .
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. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.
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