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Riptide by Douglas Preston
Book DescriptionFor centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious Water Pit on Ragged Island, Maine-but a curse left behind by the long-dead Ockham seems to be working. Every expedition has failed; the treasure seekers died in gruesome fashions. Now a new expedition has been mounted, using state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by tens of millions of dollars. It will all be worth it, if the treasure estimated to be worth $2 billion can be found. But modern technology, no matter how expensive, may not be enough to overcome the deadly secrets of the Water Pit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780446607179
(170mm x 105mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglas Preston
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Gideon Crew races to distroy an extraterrestrial organism that has embedded itself in the sea bed and threatens the very existence of humankind.
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A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A medical mystery. A journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle and a stunning archaeological discovery.
Lost Island, Paperback (December 2016)
When Gideon Crew steals a page from an ancient book it reveals a secret that could save the human race.
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Author Biography - Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York as managing editor of Curator magazine. In 1989, he undertook a thousand-mile horseback journey with a photographer, retracing the Spanish explorer Coronado's search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold-and nearly perishing in the harsh deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. He has written a number of nonfiction books as well as several novels.Lincoln Child was an editor at St. Martin's Press when he met Douglas Preston and invited him to write a book about the American Museum of Natural History (Dinosaurs in the Attic). The two first collaborated on The Relic; their other titles include Mount Dragon and Reliquary.
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