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Head of Zeus
Diablo Mesa
Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston, by Lincoln Child
 Nora Kelly, 3

Fan favourites Nora Kelly and Corrie Swanson return in the new thriller from international bestsellers Preston & 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. 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, acid used to conceal the identities. 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...

'Down-to-earth action tackles an otherworldly mystery in this devilishly plausible yarn' KIRKUS starred review

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Thrillers
17 Feb 2022 * 400pp * £14.99 * 9781801104272
'Down-to-earth action tackles an otherworldly mystery in this devilishly plausible yarn'
Kirkus starred review

'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.

'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.

'The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion'
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Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston
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.
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Lincoln Child
Lincoln Child
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. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, Visit
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