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The Scorpion's Tail
07 Jan 2021 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781838931230

#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Old Bones
Also in Nora Kelly series
The Scorpion's TailNora Kelly, 2Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.

After a shoot-out leaves a senior FBI agent gravely wounded, Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation. Her supervisor assures her she's not to blame and the black mark on her record will be cleared in short order. But Corrie finds she cannot shake off an overwhelming feeling of guilt.

As a distraction, she takes on a new case involving a fifty-year-old, mummified corpse discovered in a hidden enclave at High Lonesome, a long-abandoned New Mexico ghost town. Quickly out of her depth, she realizes she needs the help of her old enemy, archaeologist Nora Kelly. The two women soon uncover a startling truth: the deceased was poisoned, and died clutching a priceless artifact.

Can the two women solve the mystery of the scorpion's tail? Or will they – like others before them – die in the attempt?

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

Starring two recurring characters from the celebrated Pendergast series.

MARKET: Clive Cussler; James Rollins.


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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