The Scorpion s Tail

From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears.

The Scorpion s Tail

The Scorpion s Tail

From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears. Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare (Booklist). 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.

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The Scorpion's Tail
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears. Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new
The Scorpion's Tail
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Zahid Hussain
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-16 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the Taliban, and a host of once-autonomous militant groups and has inspired a flood of
The Scorpion's Tail
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Sylvia Torti
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

The Scorpion's Tail explores struggles of indigenous people in Southern Mexico during the Zapatista uprising. This suspense-filled novel encompasses both the point of view of Amy, a young U.S. biologist inadvertently caught up in the rebellion, and that of Chan Nah K'in, an insurgent woman guerilla. It explores the dilemma
A Scorpion's Tail
Language: en
Pages: 19
Authors: Debbie Lacy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: BookRix

Chorale was a loving, beautiful young lady who took on the domestic responsibilities of managing the ranch. Together she and her brother Trent were accountable for caring for their paraplegic Grandpa shortly after their mother died. Their Grandpa owned the ranch and employed six hired hands to take care of
Three Enigmas attempted to be explained. (1. The Import of the Twelve Signs. 2. The Cause of Ovid's Banishment. 3. The Eleusinian Secret.).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Frank NEWTON
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1821 - Publisher:

Books about Three Enigmas attempted to be explained. (1. The Import of the Twelve Signs. 2. The Cause of Ovid's Banishment. 3. The Eleusinian Secret.).

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