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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Perelman that “the dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere. It felt very much like reading a Indiana Jones book.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. As always with these authors’ better books, the interwoven archaeological facts and level of detail are impressive. If you like a great story with great mystery and some scares and gore, bring an umbrella for the Thunderhead!

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In it her father, prestin believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and richthe lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished Jul 02, John Beta dpuglas it liked it.

An orbiting Jet Propulsion Lab shuttle imager, which maps the earth and can see through 30 feet of sand to locate lost roads, reveals the hand-and-toe trail used by her father. Nora Kelly, an archeologist, receives a letter from her father who has been missing and presumed dead for decades. Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 20, Morgannah rated it really liked it.

Was it silent warfare by the Aztecs migrating north? I thought all archeologists did was tromp from site to site. Like father – like daughter.


One person found this helpful. Recommended for those who like southwest adventures, information on indigenous peoples, and archeology, as well as scary stories. Short review to come. For other uses, see Thunderhead disambiguation.

War had been declared. They made a book that I think would be a hell of a movie. Plodded along for the first pages and then ramped up nicely with some fun deceit, murder, flash floods, and discovery. Thunderhead by Douglas Preston Goodreads Author. It consisted of eight thuncerhead, each contributing their own area of expertise to the mission. She thought, Who on Earth mailed it?

This turned out to be a much better non-detour from the Pendergast series than I thought it doublas be.

My dad really likes these authors, and because I’m captivated by skinwalker legends, I had to pick this one up. Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child know how to scare the shit out of people. 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.

The characters in the main exploration party, while a little hollow at first, did seem to come into their own by the end.

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Her father disappeared when she was younger, on a quest to find the lost city of Quivira. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Oct 05, Joshua Shioshita rated it liked it Shelves: A character who is preton dry, broken, wild, intimidating and formidable. Account Options Sign in. Aug 10, Terry rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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The story was well layered slowly unearthing bits and pieces pun intended? What a great adventure! 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! Product details Mass Market Paperback: The letter states that he had found the lost city of gold, Quivira.

There are also some mysterious “skinwalkers” who are bent on preventing them from disclosing the site’s location and the archaeological treasures that were found. Learn more about Thundernead Giveaway.

Based on many truths of Native American lore the authors have woven a suspenseful story of discovery, greed, and beauty. Having just returned from visiting the ruins of the Southwest, the vivid descriptions of the canyons, valleys, and desert were prrston on.

Supported by the head of a well-funded archaeological institute, Nora will take a team up Lake Powell to the mouth of Serpentine Canyon.

Nora is a fantastic character, very resourceful, and I can’t wait to see how she fits in with the rest of the cast in the series.