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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I constantly had this taste of popcorn in my mouth. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. Even if bad things sometimes happen in them. It’s the story of a search for the lost city of gold, Quivara, that Coronado had searched for in the 16th century. The biggest problem I have with it is that its believability suffers in part because of the story’s pacing and partly because of the rather bizarre form of evil presented.


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thunderheaad As usual the authors are amazing writers, and I love their styles. Mystery, hints of a lost city, conflicting personalities, and even an appearance by one of the characters in the authors’ previous books.

Lots of interesting archeological lore in this as well as information on ancient anasazi culture. Nov 10, Arnis rated it really liked it Shelves: Like father – like daughter. This book was exciting from the first to the last page! Following a distinguished career at a private tjunderhead school–he was almost immediately expelled–he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston.

Under certain circumstances, I can get on board with suspension of disbelief. I’m looking forward to reading all of their books now! Nora Kelly finds a letter from her father written 16 years previously that describes his search for the city and she eventually convinces the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute to fund a search for the lost city in the canyons of Southern Utah.


Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle; the loss of his two front teeth to his brother Richard’s fist; and various broken bones, also incurred in dust-ups with Richard. Rarely however do they actually purchase something in a retail setting. Then the bizarre evil characters become active characters, but you barely feel scared by them and mostly they just seem weird.

Though typically well researched and overall an interesting book, it seemed slow going in much of the book even with the number of action sequences interspersed throughout the book. May be a tad long, especially at the end, but all in all, it is an interesting and entertaining book.

It was now a matter of survival. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing I guess. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly “strangely entertaining note” from the authors, at their website, www. But bad news strikes. Everything “in real life” seems thoroughly plundered and destroyed by humans already, but then I’ve never actually visited the Southwest area of the U.

This is a novel in which the archaeological niceties of ancient black-on-yellow micaceous pottery are as important to plot as the caliber of the gun the heroine wields. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I remember images of my first read several years ago, but the accuracy of the prose is a credit to the research that went into this story. She convinced the head of the Institute, Dr. Shortly thereafter, things took an eerie turn. What a fun thrill ride in this one, filled with lots of action, great characters and a well-researched and interesting storyline.

Self vs the environment, yup.


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

Maria Coro Arruti If you like Anasazi history, Doulgas myths, archeology, horses and villains, this book is for you. Thunderhead is a thriller novel published by Grand Central Publishing. Mar 07, Shelly Kotalik rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book had a great plot, excellent scientific material thunverhead in and wonderful characters.

Nora is a fantastic character, very resourceful, and I presfon wait to see how she fits in with the rest of the cast in the series. Get to Know Us. Cannibals of the Canyon by Douglas Preston. Relic was released as a motion picture by Paramount in A group of archaeologists are on an expedition to the caves of Utah to explore a hidden cit Hell yes! Open Preview See a Problem?

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As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home-made rockets and incendiary devices mail-ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets. My number one turn off 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Their lives would be forever changed. Thunderhead Buddy Read 41 Aug 11, May be a tad long, especially at the end, but all in …more If you like Anasazi history, Indian myths, archeology, horses and villains, this book is for you.