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Head of Zeus
Diablo Mesa
17 Feb 2022 * HARDBACK * £20 * 9781801104265

Nora Kelly and Corrie Swanson return in the new thriller from international bestsellers Preston and Child. When a pair of skeletons are discovered at the Roswell landing site, the truth will be even stranger than the conspiracy it hides behind.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Diablo MesaNora Kelly, 3by Douglas Preston, by Lincoln Child

Fan favourites Nora Kelly and Corrie Swanson return in the new thriller from international bestsellers Preston and Child.

Forced to leave her post at the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute, Nora Kelly is left without a job and without any prospects. So when billionaire Lucas Tappan invites her to lead his excavation of the infamous Roswell landing site, she has no choice but to make a decision that could destroy her reputation.

Armed with a healthy dose of scepticism, Nora reluctantly agrees to visit the site. When the preliminary scans of the area reveal a suspected Native American burial site, Nora takes a closer look.

But this is no indigenous burial site. It's a crime scene, and a recent one at that. Nora uncovers two dead bodies, one with a bullet hole in its skull. Dead bodies mean this has become a case for the FBI, and Nora knows just the person to investigate – Special Agent Corrie Swanson.

As Corrie and Nora dig deeper into the mystery, they will uncover more questions than answers. And the truth they seek will be even stranger than the conspiracy it hides behind.

Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.
Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. With Douglas Preston, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.

The third in a new series from the authors of a number of international #1 bestselling thrillers.

Starring two recurring characters from the celebrated Pendergast series.

Over 200,000 copies of Preston & Child's books sold by Head of Zeus.

MARKET: Clive Cussler; James Rollins; Blake Crouch; John Connolly.


PRAISE FOR PRESTON & CHILD:
'Another clever and compelling tale ... The stellar writing is still in abundance, and Preston and Child balance the line between page-turning suspense and ancient history' Associated Press.
'The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion' Kirkus Reviews.
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' David Baldacci.
'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' Lisa Gardner.
'A positively delicious serving. Great fun to the last page'
Anne Rice

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