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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The letter tells of the legendary city of Quivara, a city of gold. And, speaking of the story, it is an absolute page turner. May 03, Paul Falk rated it it was amazing Shelves: They would go down in history. One person found this helpful.

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Mystery, hints of a lost city, conflicting personalities, and even an appearance by one of the characters in the authors’ previous books. If you’ve never heard of Douglas Preston before, he’s written several books in this style along with author Lincoln Childincluding Relic which was made into a major motion picture back in As always with these authors’ better books, the interwoven archaeological facts and level of detail are im Easily my favorite of all the books cowritten by these authors.

The daughter of the missing archaeologist, Nora Kelly, Ph. 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 fr Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, inand grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley.


To date this is my least favorite Preston and Child book. Grand Central Publishing June 1, Language: I really enjoyed reading about the Anasazi culture, traditions and superstitions. Her group follows a horrifyingly dangerous trail and eventually finds the perfectly preserved lost city, one of the great archaeological discoveries, described here fascinatingly. All I ask for from any novel is one thing – to be entertained.

ThrillerScience fiction novel. The authors brilliantly peppered in a history lesson on Anasazi ruins, pottery, shards, petroglyphs, artifacts, and roads. Playing it safe, Preston and Child take no missteps as Nora finds an old letter from her long-missing father with clues to Quivira’s location; leads an expedition of central-casting types a leathery old cowboy, a beautiful female photographer, the jokey journalist who figured in Relic and Reliquary, etc.

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Hundreds of years ago, some explorers claimed that Quivira was the largest and wealthiest Indian site in all of North America. This tension is heighted by mysterious figures that have been trailing Nora and seem determined to stop the expedition. Very few movies contain as much suspense and action as this book.

Will we ever stop wondering who came before us? It’s all predictable but rarely dull. It reminded me of all the adventure stories I read as young teenager, immersing me in the expedition and keeping me enthralled to the very end.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. This story doesn’t require as much of a suspension of disbelief as the other books of theirs that I have read. Self v Duglas book zips along like a Hollywood movie. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Truly fascinating and captivating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Convinced that her father found Quivira before he disappeared, Nora puts together an expedition. Thrillers, however, are sometimes a struggle for me.


As expected, the going gets tougher and tougher as a sinister plot duoglas stop the expedition unfolds. It’s never too much to expect a fitting ending and that too was delivered in style.

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With clear skies, the expedition got underway, the only way possible, on horseback. Customers who bought this item also bought.


Showing of reviews. By the time of the events of The Cabinet of Curiositieshe had published a book about the Presyon expedition called Thunderhead. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. They were local celebrities, often appearing in the “Police Notes” section of The Wellesley Townsman. The research into the anasazi was thorough and exact as was the archaeology. What a great adventure! It felt very much like reading a Indiana Jones book.