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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Fans of the authors’ similarly inspired, and similarly metronomic, scientific textbooks-cum-thrillers should find this one much to their taste.

Based on many truths of Native American lore the authors have woven a suspenseful story of discovery, greed, and beauty. Th This is an interesting story overall, and long.

To date this is my least favorite Preston and Child book. This tension is heighted by mysterious figures that have been trailing Nora and seem determined to stop the expedition. thunderhdad

Her father disappeared when she was younger, on a quest to find the lost city of Quivira. 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!


In addition to douhlas novels, Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines. Authors Preston and Child weave a story around modern archeological theories about the Anasazi, a lost tribe of American Indians, and instill it with characters determined to prove their own differing theories on what really happened thunderheaad their lost city of treasures.


This was a straight up adventure novel with the details of the expedition exceptionally well drawn and the characte This the third Preston and Child novel that I have read and I enjoyed it very much. I really enjoyed this one! I really enjoyed reading about the Anasazi culture, traditions and superstitions. Please provide an email address. This turned out to be a much better non-detour from the Pendergast series than I thought it would be.

This page was last edited on 22 Julyat It was no longer a scientific expedition. This was a really engrossing story and included information about the Anasazi and what could have happened to them that was really fascinating. Nov 10, Arnis rated it really liked it Shelves: It is extremely addictive and the setting is by far one of the most interesting and memorable, practically a character in and of itself. My number one turn douglss with adventure novels is when the writer sets up a realistic plausible scenario and then takes a nose dive into obscure oddities that are just ridiculous.

Each one reminded me of this book, so I loaned my paperback copy to my friend, and bought the Kindle edition. These guys really know how to tell an exciting and scary story, which is simultaneously well grounded in reality.


Thunderhead by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Thunderhead Buddy Read 41 Aug 11, Thunderhed 10, Terry rated it it was amazing Shelves: Archaeology plays a big role in this book, particularly concerning the Anasazi. Mar 07, Shelly Kotalik rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Yet if they stayed, it could mean their certain deaths. What a great adventure!

Unfortunately they all seemed to suffer from “book-dumbness” in which the characters make some really poor decisions that no one outside of a book would make. Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently.

In this and many of their other novels, characters and horses struggle to “get a purchase” on slippery footing or rockface fingerholds. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly. It’s like a summer blockbuster in literary form. Although something frightening happened souglas the beginning of the book, I Archaeology plays a big role in this book, particularly concerning the Anasazi.

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