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The Scorpion's Tail

  • Lincoln Child
  • Douglas Preston
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  • ISBN-10: 1538719061
  • ISBN-13: 9781538719060
  • Shipping Weight: 1.80 lbs ( .82 kgs)
  • Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021

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A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Corrie is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death. She brings archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, with a rictus of horror frozen on his face. Hidden on the corpse lies a 16th century Spanish gold cross of immense value.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Expect nice twists, hairy danger, and good old-fashioned gunplay. This one’s an attention grabber. Get a copy.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“[An] enjoyable sequel . . . The authors do their usual solid job of maintaining suspense throughout. Their two capable female leads are well-suited to sustain a long series.”

— Publishers Weekly

“The authors bring the same rigorous plotting and deft characterizations to this novel as they do with their Special Agent Pendergast books (happily, Pendergast makes an appearance here), and the Kelly and Swanson pairing is certainly engaging. It seems the duo might be settling in for a good, long run.”

— Booklist

“Preston and Child have designed an intricate thriller that takes several twists and turns, but never totally diverts from the crux of the story. This is a series that demands attention.”

— New York Journal of Books