These authors astounded readers and critics alike with the "USA Today, New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestselling sensation, "The Relic", now a major motion picture from Paramount starring Penelope Ann Miller. Now the dynamic writing team delivers another shock-to-your-system, pulse-pounding, techno-thriller. Nominated as a 1996 ALA Best ...
These authors astounded readers and critics alike with the "USA Today, New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" bestselling sensation, "The Relic", now a major motion picture from Paramount starring Penelope Ann Miller. Now the dynamic writing team delivers another shock-to-your-system, pulse-pounding, techno-thriller. Nominated as a 1996 ALA Best Books for Young Adults. National ads, including "USA Today".
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I have read all of there books, and can't get enough. Looking forward to there newest books.
Aug 11, 2011
Wow...Couldn't put the book down..absolutely fantastic...Every chapter exciting..One of the best I've read..Elliot
May 26, 2011
Another excellent book by Preston & Child. Realistic which make it even scarier.
Aug 31, 2007
I live in Las Cruces, NM and found the local and adjacent area referred to in the book very on target. The book is both exciting and informative. Gives a small amount of incite into the world of Biotechnology and research. The mystery and crime have been very easily mixed with a true storyline and some fictional history. LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
Publishers Weekly, 1996-01-08 The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror. A genetically engineered mutation of DNA holds the promise of eradicating influenza forever. But there's a devastating catch: every living creature who comes in contact with the flu-killing virus dies horribly. In the eponymous research facility located deep in the Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico, young geneticist Guy Carson and his colleagues try to solve the problem, working in an atmosphere of increasing paranoia while the future of their employer, GeneDyne, rests on the actions of brilliant scientists driven by opposing motives. The authors weave together so many topical threads here (virtual reality, lost Spanish treasure, ethnic pride, scientific ethics) that only their tight control prevents this rousing scientific adventure from spinning away into hyperspace. It's a grand and scary story, with just enough grisly detail to stimulate real-life fears and characters full enough to engage the attention. The bleak desert provides another fearsome challenge to the novel's characters, as well as a metaphor for humanity's previous attempts to control nature. With science, outdoor adventure, sympathetic players and a catchy dusting of computer lore, there's something here to attract-and satisfy-a diverse range of readers. Author tour. (Feb.) ~ FYI: A teaser chapter from Mount Dragon will be included in the mass market edition of Relic, due out this month.
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