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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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"One tough journey, luminously remembered, pulled off with a combination of flair, grit, and good humor. (16 pages b&w photos, 5 maps, 25 drawings, not seen) (Author tour)"
Preston, who followed in Coronado's footsteps in Cities of Gold (1992), feels the itch for another rigorous, horse-borne journey—this time through the sere lands of Navajo reservation— and returns with pungent descriptions and curious encounters. 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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BRIMSTONE by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2004

"As good as the genre gets. Don't miss it."
An outrageously entertaining thriller from these accomplished co-authors (Still Life With Crows, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOUNT DRAGON by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Didactic at times, but, still, the thrillfest runs full-force to (almost) the very last page. (Author tour)"
Following fast on the heels of 1995's Relic—the scariest thriller ever set in the American Museum of Natural History— dynamic duo Douglas and Child once again demonstrate their mastery of the genre, this time hopping the killer-virus bandwagon to evoke plenty of healthy bioparanoia. Read full book review >

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RELIQUARY by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 1997

The doughty crew that bested Mbwun, a flesh-eating Amazonian creature that stalked its victims through Manhattan's Museum of Natural History, in Relic (1994), faces a new but all too familiar threat. Read full book review >

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WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Jaded crime fiction buffs might find the premise hyperbolic, but beneath the overwrought headlines, Pendergast solves captivating mysteries."
Preston and Child (Two Graves, 2012, etc.) bring back FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, expert in the psychology of serial killers and other criminal deviants. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S CORPSE by Lincoln Child
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"With sufficient Crews back story to give new readers the low-down, the authors adhere to a winning formula."
When a scientist from Los Alamos' nuclear weapon Stockpile Stewardship Team endures a nasty divorce, converts to a jihad religion and then takes hostages in the borough of Queens, it should be no surprise that he's radioactive.­­ Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BLASPHEMY by Douglas Preston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Clever and terrifying."
A slimy D.C. lobbyist—is there any other kind?—sets off a war between supercolliding physicists and supercredulous evangelical Christians in an unusually alarming and thoughtful thriller. 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 >