The Relic

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The Relic

By Douglas Preston; Lincoln Child

Tor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780812543261, 480pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 1996


"Relic," a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller that introduces FBI Special Agent Pendergast

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human...

But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who--or what--is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

About the Author
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are the co-authors of the Pendergast series of thrillers, including such best-selling titles as "Fever Dream," "The Book of the Dead," and "The Wheel of Darkness." "Relic" became a number one box office hit movie.Douglas Preston's solo novels include the "New York Times" bestsellers "Impact," "Blasphemy," "The Codex," and "Tyrannosaur Canyon." His nonfiction book, "The Monster of Florence," is being made into a film starring George Clooney. Preston is an expert long-distance horseman, a member of the elite Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has traveled to remote parts of the world as an archaeological correspondent for "The New Yorker." He also worked as an editor and writer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Preston is the Co-president of International Thriller Writers, and serves on the Governing Council of the Authors Guild.Lincoln Child is the author of "Utopia," "Death Match," "Deep Storm," and "Terminal Freeze." He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

Praise For The Relic

"What might happen if a creature from Jurassic Park came to New York City." -The Chicago Tribune

"Wildly cool...Thrill hounds couldn't ask for a creepier environment...a thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish." -Kirkus Reviews