Old Bones

Old Bones

Large Print - 2019 | First edition
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Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murder, barbarism--and, finally, starvation and cannibalism. Captivated by the Donner Party, Nora agrees and they venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Quickly, they learn that the discovery of the missing starvation camp is just the tip of the iceberg--and that the real truth behind those long-dead pioneers is not only far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined...but it is one that puts them both in mortal danger from a very real, present-day threat in which the search for the lost party, and its fabled fortune in gold, are merely means to a horrifying end.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781538733844
1538733846
Branch Call Number: LP PREST-D
Characteristics: 498 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
large print
Additional Contributors: Child, Lincoln - Author

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dianewillett
Sep 11, 2019

a GREAT read. Strong female lead characters. Good mystery and pacing.

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Eagle_dancer
Sep 11, 2019

Well written, as is the case for Preston and Childs. It is not their usual action-packed, scary book. The characters were good. A different story, for sure. Disappointing, even with a brief visit by Agent Pendergast at the very end of the book.

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zenith628
Sep 11, 2019

I love Preston & Child's books but this was so disappointing. Not their style, at all.

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