Beyond the Ice Limit

Beyond the Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1455525863
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

The Ice Limit

The Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0759525226
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.

Beyond the Ice Limit

Beyond the Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781455525881
Available:
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

The Lost Island

The Lost Island
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781455525782
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life. Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Riptide

Riptide
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0759525188
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

IN 1695, a notorious English pirate buried his bounty in a maze of booby-trapped tunnels on an island off the coast of Maine. In three hundred years, no one has breached this cursed and rocky fortress. Now a treasure hunter and his high-tech, million-dollar recovery team embark on the perfect operation to unlock the labyrinth's mysteries. First the computers fail. The then crewmen begin to die. The island has guarded its secrets for centuries, and it isn't letting them go--without a fight.

Gideon s Corpse

Gideon s Corpse
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780446564359
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Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack. Ten days. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.

Gideon s Sword

Gideon s Sword
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0446564338
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Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful. But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade. For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .

Blasphemy

Blasphemy
Author: Douglas Preston
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1429926910
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Release: 2008-01-08
Editor: Forge Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Douglas Preston's Blasphemy, the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of Heaven? Twelve scientists under the leadership of Hazelius are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on, and what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world...or save it. The countdown begins... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Still Life with Crows

Still Life with Crows
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0759528098
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Release: 2003-07-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a series of murders strikes small-town Kansas, FBI Special Agent Pendergast must track down a killer or a curse -- either way, no one is safe. A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland. No one is safe.

Thunderhead

Thunderhead
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0759525293
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...

The Gideon Crew Series All

The Gideon Crew Series  All
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359013500
Available:
Release: 2018-08-10
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

01: Gideon's Sword: At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. 02: Gideon’s Corpse: A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. 03: The Lot Island: Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse.. 04: Beyond the Ice Limit: That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... 05: The Pharaoh Key: "I just want to be crystal clear about this: if it has value, we're gonna steal it. Are you with me?"

The Pharaoh Key

The Pharaoh Key
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781788547697
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child. There's no such thing as too great a risk for a man living on borrowed time. Gideon Crew is out of a job but it is the least of his worries: his doctor has just told him he has only months to live. Time enough for one last adventure. For a century, the infamously enigmatic hieroglyphs etched into the Phaistos Disk have defied interpretation. But now, after five long years of computer-aided code-breaking, Gideon has a lead on an undiscovered civilization, long-lost beneath the sands of the Egyptian Sahara. As a man facing the end of his days, Crew needs little persuasion to pack up and head out into the heart of the desert. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI. 'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD. 'Relentless mayhem ... [A] thrill-a-minute read' KIRKUS. 'Their most expertly executed entertainment yet ... A big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific movie' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. 'Will keep you reading into the late hours of the night' CLIVE CUSSLER.

Terminal Freeze

Terminal Freeze
Author: Lincoln Child
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307947079
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Release: 2012-03
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A group of scientists undertakes an expedition to Alaska's Federal Wilderness Zone to study the effects of global warming. The expedition changes suddenly when the group heads out on a routine foray into a glacial ice cave and makes an astonishing find.

Old Bones

Old Bones
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781538747216
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Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense. Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.

The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room
Author: Lincoln Child
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307473752
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Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enigmalogist Jeremy Logan who specializes in investigating inexplicable phenomena probes strange happenings at the Newport, RI, mansion that houses the Symposikon think tank.

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0759516030
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Release: 2006-05-30
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit... His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime... A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown... An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala... Memento Mori

Dinosaurs in the Attic

Dinosaurs in the Attic
Author: Douglas J. Preston
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466871878
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Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection ever assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas J. Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in the United States.

Deep Storm

Deep Storm
Author: Lincoln Child
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307387684
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Release: 2007-12-21
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface. On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. When expert naval doctor Peter Crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor. And as Crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mystery—and much more deadly.

Mount Dragon

Mount Dragon
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0765354934
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Release: 2005-08-01
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed . Special lower priced edition available for a limited time.

Beyond the Gender Binary

Beyond the Gender Binary
Author: Alok Vaid-Menon
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780593094662
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer "When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."--Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter "Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves"--Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club "A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." -- School Library Journal, starred review In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.