By Douglas Preston
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765311047, 368pp.)
Publication Date: August 11, 2005
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A moon rock missing for thirty years...
Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon...
A scientist with ambition enough to kill...
A monk who will redeem the world...
A dark agency with a deadly mission...
The greatest scientific discovery of all time...
What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as . . .
The stunning new masterwork from the acclaimed best-selling author, recently hailed by Publishers Weekly as "better than Crichton."
DOUGLAS PRESTON has worked for the American Museum of Natural History as well as With his frequent collaberator Lincoln Child, he has authored such bestselling thrillers as Brimstone, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and Relic. His latest solo novel is The Codex.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Amazing Race! A fast-paced, clever adventure."--Entertainment Weekly (A-) on The Codex
"Preston keeps the adventure high, springing plenty of nifty surprises along the way."---People (3 ½ Stars) on The Codex
"Fascinating characters, exotic jungle scenery, and surprising twists make this nonstop thrill ride well worth deciphering. For all fiction collections."--Library Journal on The Codex
"Preston flies high and fast . . . a briskly involving science-based thriller. Rip-roaring jungle adventure, outfitted with a nasty villain, a beautiful blonde, two memorable Indian characters, hosts of wild animals, terrific atmosphere, and cliffhangers galore. Preston delivers the goods."--Publishers Weekly on The Codex
Preston's exhilarating and absorbing science-based effort will thrill readers....Michael Crichton wishes he could write half as well.
I would put Tyrannosaur Canyon up with the best of Michael Crichton's novels
Preston has accomplished the impossible: he combined the cutting-edge science of Michael Crichton and the thrills and chills of Stephen King.
-W. Michael and Kathleen O' Neal Gear