Colorado, 1876: At a remote mining camp high in the Rocky Mountains, eleven silver miners are killed, their bodies horribly mutilated, flesh devoured. Bear attack? Not everyone thinks so.
136 years later, the cemetery where the miners were buried is being cleared for new development. Forensic pathologist Corrie Swanson has arranged to study the bones. What she discovers will expose a conspiracy that's as lethal today as it was a century ago.
As the winter snows fall, Corrie's life depends on unravelling a dark secret... the key to which may just lie in a lost Sherlock Holmes story, a tale allegedly so horrifying that its author never dared publish it.
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2013 * 384pp * £4.99 * 9781781859254
'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life'
'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless'
'White hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!'
'A terrific mix of mystery and the unexpected ... will keep you reading into the late hours of the night'
'A positively delicious serving of the great Sherlock Holmes. Great fun to the last page'
'And still they come: fast-moving thrillers from the Preston/Child duo are mounting up in number, but each one has its own individual character'
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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. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, PrestonChild.com. Visit www.facebook.com/PrestonandChild