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The scorpion's tail : a Nora Kelly novel / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

Preston, Douglas J., (author.). Child, Lincoln, (author.).

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  • 4 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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4 current holds with 13 total copies.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC PRESTON (Text) 33892100717223 Adult New Books Book None 01/16/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538747278
  • ISBN: 1538747278
  • Physical Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

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General Note:
Series numeration from Fantastic Fiction.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Women archaeologists > Fiction.
Mummies > Fiction.
Museum curators > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
New Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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