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The Scorpion's Tail by Douglas Preston

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Also by Douglas Preston:

The Scorpion's Tail, September 2021
Paperback / e-Book
Bloodless, August 2021
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Crooked River, February 2020
Hardcover / e-Book
Verses for the Dead, December 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Old Bones, August 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
Old Bones, August 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
Talking to the Ground, June 2019
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Verses for the Dead, January 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
The Pharaoh Key, June 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
Beyond the Ice Limit, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
The Ice Limit, November 2016
Mass Market Paperback
Beyond The Ice Limit, May 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
The Lost Island, August 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
White Fire, November 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
Gideon's Sword, March 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
Impact, January 2010
Hardcover
The Monster Of Florence, July 2009
Paperback
Cemetery Dance, June 2009
Hardcover
The Monster Of Florence, June 2008
Hardcover
The Wheel of Darkness, September 2007
Hardcover
The Book of the Dead, July 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Tyrannosaur Canyon, August 2006
Paperback
The Book of the Dead, May 2006
Hardcover
Tyrannosaur Canyon, August 2005
Hardcover
Brimstone, August 2004
Hardcover
Cabinet of Curiosities, June 2003
Paperback (reprint)
The Relic, January 2003
Paperback (reprint)

The Scorpion's Tail
Douglas Preston

Nora Kelly Series #2
Grand Central Publishing
September 2021
On Sale: September 7, 2021
464 pages
ISBN: 1538747286
EAN: 9781538747285
Kindle: B089SP432J
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Hardcover (January 2021)

Mystery Historical

From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears.
Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare (Booklist).

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.

When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

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