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.
Written sixteen years before by her father, who vanished
without a trace in the remote desert, the letter points to a mythical place
hidden in southwestern Utah: Quivira, a city of gold and wonder, the lost city
of the Anasazi Indians.
Convinced that her father found Quivira before he
disappeared, Nora puts together an expedition. Supported by the head of a
well-funded archaeological institute, Nora will take a team up Lake Powell to
the mouth of Serpentine Canyon.
What lies ahead in the harsh labyrinth of canyons and Slickrock
desert is more than she could ever have expected. It is the answer to both her
greatest hopes and her deepest nightmares. For hidden in the shadows of the
sunbaked cliffs are untold treasures, the answer to the greatest riddle of
American archaeology, and implacable, suffocating death.
From the colossal fury of a savage desert storm to the
sunlight penetrating a mass grave for the first time in a thousand years, Thunderhead is a tale for anyone who has
ever searched for clues to the past. In the masterful hands of Douglas Preston
and Lincoln Child, Thunderhead becomes
an epic tale of discovery, human deceit, and a desperate struggle for survival
in a place that has guarded its extraordinary secret for centuries and will not
let go without a devastating fight.
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