After infiltrating the park and its computer systems, their leader—calling himself John Doe—sets the parameters: If their shocking demands are met, none of the visitors to the park that day will be harmed; if not, then all hell will rain down. Praise for lethal Velocity “Terrific. A beautifully crafted scare-fest.
Heaven for techno-thriller fans. People page-turner of the WeekIt’s like nothing anyone has ever seen before. A sensational piece of popular entertainment. If you are looking for intelligent fun, it doesn’t get much better than this. The washington post book World “A whiz-bang plot. Lincoln child has created a fictional wonderland that is both high-tech and nostalgic.
But it has also attracted a group of ruthless criminals.
But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. Lewis and lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. Lash’s psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious, but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years. The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead -- by all appearances, another double suicide.
But lash’s involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins. With tremendous imagination and skill, master thriller-writer Lincoln Child renders a setting too frighteningly believable not to be real. When the thorpes are found dead in their tasteful flagstaff living room having committed double suicide, alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices of Eden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success, and legendary secrecy, has inspired awe around the world.
. The thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple – they were Eden’s first perfect match. A short time later, a gifted former fbi forensic psychologist, Christopher Lash, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick – and quiet – investigation into the deaths.
The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, creative genius, deliver on Eden’s promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect, and a melding of technology that does indeed, to Lash’s surprise, lifelong mate. Infused with relentless suspense and a riveting pace, DEATH MATCH is Child at his best.
Old Bones Nora Kelly Book 1
And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case. Only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear.
The #1 nyt bestselling authors preston & child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, murder, history, and suspense. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism.
This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, raving about starvation, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, murder-and cannibalism. Benton tells kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp.
Nora kelly, a young curator at the santa fe institute of archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party.
Full Wolf Moon: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 5
This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, The Third Gate, the "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation—previously seen in The Forgotten Room, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.
Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. As logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.
His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack.
When logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack—and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors.
Verses for the Dead Agent Pendergast Series Book 18
Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades. But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.
After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. L. In this #1 new york times bestseller, fBI Agent Pendergast reluctantly teams up with a new partner to investigate a rash of Miami Beach murders.
. Only to uncover a deadly conspiracy that spans decades. X. Pendergast and his new colleague, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, junior agent Coldmoon, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones.
Crooked River Agent Pendergast Series Book 19
An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated.
Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series. A startling crime with dozens of victims. Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, dozens of identical, Florida, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.
A ghastly enigma with no apparent solution. Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.
In short order, pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science.
The Forgotten Room: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 4
And himself. One of lincoln child’s most thrilling novels to date, veiled history, The Forgotten Room is replete with exhilarating action, and mesmerizing science—making for a truly intelligent page-turner. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, he uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, unknown and untouched for decades.
A long-lost experiment of unguessable intent a secret room, ingeniously hidden inside a vast seacoast mansion new york times bestselling author lincoln child at his riveting bestprofessor jeremy logan the quirky and charismatic “enigmalogist” who specializes in solving problems of the strange or seemingly supernatural variety receives an urgent summons from the director of Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America.
The room is essentially a time capsule, fiffiilled with eerie machinery and obscure references to a top-secret experiment known as “Project S. As logan attempts to unravel its meaning, he begins to discern what transpired in that room—and why the frightening project was suddenly abandoned and sealed off many years before.
. One of lux’s most distinguished doctors, overcome by erratic behavior, violently attacked his assistant before meeting with a gruesome self-inflflflffllflicted end. As his work draws him ever deeper into harm’s way, Logan soon unleashes a series of catastrophic events upon the rest of Lux. Deeply shaken by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind from the doctor’s final project—as well as recent troubling behavior among several of the think tank’s other scientists—Lux fears there is something more sinister occurring within its walls and looks to Jeremy Logan to investigate.
The Third Gate: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 3
The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse.
. And alarm. No crown of an egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers. Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history.
With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world. What he finds will raise new questions. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.
C. And the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him.
Deep Storm Jeremy Logan Series Book 1
When expert naval doctor peter crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor. In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.
On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. And as crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mystery—and much more deadly.
Impact Wyman Ford Series Book 3
And two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the national Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. In douglas preston's impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia. To locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.
A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast. And it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution nasa images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars.
Terminal Freeze Jeremy Logan Series Book 2
But once there, marshall and his intrepid team make an astonishing discovery: an enormous prehistoric animal encased in solid ice. Despite repeated warnings from the local village, the expedition sponsors want the creature cut from the ice, and Marshall's own mounting concern, thawed, and revealed on a live television spectacular…But then the creature disappears and an unspeakable horror is unleashed.
In this riveting, high-octane thriller from Lincoln Child, an ancient creature is inadvertently released to wreak havoc on the inhabitants of a desolate arctic landscape. Alaska's federal wilderness Zone is one of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth. For paleoecologist evan marshall, an expedition to the Zone offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study the mounting effects of climate change.