Search Results: "Douglas Preston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner."
"Once again I had the strong feeling, when flying into the valley, that I was leaving the twenty-first century entirely": another perilous Preston (The Kraken Project, 2014, etc.) prestidigitation. Read full book review >

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THE CODEX by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"A fun dig with just a touch of Indiana Jones."
Preston usually coauthors with Lincoln Child (Thunderhead, 1999, etc.) but this time solos. Read full book review >

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JENNIE by Douglas Preston
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

An anthropologist and his family take a chimpanzee into their home and make more of a fuss over the animal than readers are likely to in a first novel by science writer Preston (Cities of Gold, 1992). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A Blue Highways on horseback, well worth the trip. (Maps.)"
A torturous and sometimes comical attempt to trace Coronado's 450-year-old footsteps through the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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THE KRAKEN PROJECT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Something like E.T. roaming the Internet to save the world, complete with an empathetic kid on a bicycle."
Preston's (White Fire, 2013, etc.) third Wyman Ford adventure sends the investigator chasing after Dorothy, who happens to be an element of artificial intelligence gone rogue. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF DEATH by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2005

"Goes down like cheddar-flavored potato chips."
Second in the series featuring mysterious, ultrawealthy, polymathic FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH CROWS by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Yummy beach reading."
Holmesian FBI Special Agent Pendergast returns, silver-eyed and cadaverous as ever, to take on a bizarre serial murder case in the cornfields of Kansas. Read full book review >

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THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Action-adventure with a macabre, sometimes-fantastical flair."
Aloysius Pendergast, an enormously wealthy FBI special agent with a go-it-alone, 007-like brief, is presumed dead at sea after helping a Massachusetts friend. Gloom prevails at his fabulous mansion on New York City's Riverside Drive. Read full book review >

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FEVER DREAM by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2010

"Stylish, dark and tense."
Another moody Agent Pendergast novel from powerhouse duo Preston and Child (The Book of the Dead, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIC by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish."
An eccentric, grisly, thoroughly original thriller sure to please doctoral candidates and gore junkies alike. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ISLAND by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Preston and Child keep an eye out for the legendary and introduce Cyclops, mystical humanoid, to stretch the boundaries of the action-adventure novel."
Preston and Child (Gideon's Sword, 2011, etc.) sail Gideon Crew into his third adventure for Effective Engineering Solutions, a "company specializing in failure analysis" that's the brainchild of Eli Glinn, a banged-up ex-military genius who pilots his enterprise from a power wheelchair. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S SWORD by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"While the fun is, for the most part, worth the outlandish coincidences, exceedingly stupid adversaries and/or superhuman feats, it is not worth it by a large margin. Still, Crew is a great character, and this series holds promise."
A shadowy quasi-governmental organization hires a highly resourceful art thief-turned-physicist to obtain plans for a mysterious weapon in the first book in Preston and Child's (Fever Dream, 2010, etc.) new series. Read full book review >