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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All they did was bitch and moan about the travel to the Anasazi site of Quivira. Nora and Smithback’s romance was good, but I wish there had been more of a buildup there.

Based on many truths of Native American lore the authors have woven a suspenseful story of discovery, greed, and beauty. This was a really engrossing story and I really enjoyed prseton one!

As for the plot, overall it was pretty great.

THUNDERHEAD by Douglas Preston , Lincoln Child | Kirkus Reviews

All the conflicts of drama are here, like there was template and the writers checked each one off as they went along. Feb 09, Gloria rated it liked it Shelves: Preston and Child live miles apart and write their books together via telephone, fax, and the Internet.

Many artifacts in the ancient city were discovered in perfect condition, a rare archaeological find. Self vs self, yup. This book took first prize gloriously. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. A young, untested archaeologist manages in a week’s time to be seriously attacked, get funding for potentially the biggest archaeological dig of all time, and line up the professional participants What lies ahead in the harsh labyrinth of canyons and slickrock desert is more than she could ever have expected.


They lose a purchase, they maintain a purchase, they scrabble for purchase. This book is excellent on many levels. Bill Smithback, the journalist hired to chronicle the expedition, previously appeared in Preston and Child’s Aloysius Pendergast series, and is revealed to have achieved some level of fame based on his novelization of the events depicted in Relic and Reliquary.

Self vs the unknown, yup. I found that I liked Nora Kelley and her brother Skip, but the other characters weren’t as convincing. Nora Kelly, an archeologist, receives a letter from her father who has been missing and presumed dead for decades.

Published June 1st by Grand Central Publishing first published But bad news strikes. Also, it is obvious that they put so much research into their books – but the history parts of it are not dry, they just make it more intriguing! Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Wide ranging cast of characters who are all interesting in their own way, but then compliment or oppose each other to create further dynamics to the story.

Quivira had been discovered built into a canyon wall. Plodded along for the first pages and then ramped up nicely with some fun deceit, murder, flash floods, and discovery.

Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. The adventure is marginally higher than the suspense in Preston and Child’s sturdy new tale of scientific derring-do, prexton a search for Quivira, the legendary Anasazi Indian City of Gold. The book was published on July 1, by Grand Central Publishing. She narrowly escaped with her life. I guess I wish the plot had been a bit thicker, but it was still a good book, one I couldn’t put down.


Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah’s canyon country.

Self vs the environment, yup. During this period, Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, and in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.


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They are just brilliant. Like father – like daughter. It is the answer to both her greatest hopes and her deepest nightmares.

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A momentous tthunderhead had been made. July 1, Publisher: He seemed to get a bit short-changed as far as character development goes. Preston and his brother Richard are currently producing a television miniseries for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment, to be aired in the spring ofif all preson well, which in Hollywood is rarely the case.

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