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Old Bones The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from 1 bestselling authors Preston Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo s work to new heights.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 farcomplex and surprising than they could have imaginedbut 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. Free Read eBook Old Bones author Douglas Preston – wildweaves.co.uk

Best Read [ Old Bones] By [ Douglas Preston ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Old Bones
  • Douglas Preston
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 1538747227

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  1. The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones William Shakespeare And speaking of bones..Let s bring out our expert Dr Nora Kelly is one archaeologist on a grand scale with impeccable credentials She s based in Sante Fe and has had quite the experience unearthing bones and such from particular digs through the Sante Fe Archaeological Institute But this time it s gonna be different from anything she s been associated with before Very different.Dr Cl The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones William Shakespeare And speaking of bones..Let s bring out our expert Dr Nora Kelly is one archaeologist on a grand scale with impeccable credentials She s based in Sante Fe and has had quite the experience unearthing bones and such from particular digs through the Sante Fe Archaeological Institute But this time it s gonna be different from anything she s been associated with before Very different.Dr Clive Benton, a head turning California historian from Stanford University, stands in the doorway waiting to enter into the office of Dr Jill Fugit Dr Fugit is Nora s boss Both women lean in as Clive lays out a proposition for them We, as readers, seem to be leaning in as well Cliv...

  2. A new thriller series from Preston and Child features two characters from Pendergast books archaeologist Nora Kelly and fledgling FBI Corrine Swanson Nora is asked by historian Clive Benton to help search for a lost camp where several of the Donner Party stayed after breaking off from the main party and died from starvation her boss agrees to help fund the work when she learns there might be a fortune in gold coins hidden there FBI agent Swanson is looking into grave robbing on federal land A new thriller series from Preston and Child features two characters from Pendergast books archaeologist Nora Kelly and fledgling FBI Corrine Swanson Nora is asked by historian Clive Benton to help search for a lost camp where several of the Donner Party stayed after breaking off from the main party and died from starvation her boss agrees to help fund the work when she learns there might be a fortune in gold coins hidden there FBI agent Swanson i...

  3. Is there anythingfrustrating than a book that just completely falls apart at the end Old Bones is the start of a new series by Douglas Preston Lincoln Child, starring Nora Kelly, the archaeologist who assisted Agent Pendergast through five novels, and featuring Corrie Swanson, the junior FBI agent who was mentored by Pendergast through five novels of her own It s a story of murder, cannibalism, survival, and hidden treasure, based on the true story of the tragic Donner Party.For the Is there anythingfrustrating than a book that just completely falls apart at the end Old Bones is the start of a new series by Douglas Preston Lincoln Child, starring Nora Kelly, the archaeologist who assisted Agent Pendergast through five novels, and featuring Corrie Swanson, the junior FBI agent who was mentored by Pendergast through five novels of her own It s a story of murder, cannibalism, survival, and hidden treasure, based on the true story of the tragic Donner Party.For the first 47 chapters 88% of the book , this is a five star thriller all the way It s one of those books you sit down with, intending to read a few chapters, only to repeatedly find yourself asking, And then what happeneduntil it s hours later and you re halfway through I breezed through this in an evening and an afternoon, drawn as much by the history and the archaeology as the overarching mystery.Although I was already a Nora fan from her previous appearances, it was reassuring to s...

  4. Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.Preston Child have done it again I ve been super excited about this spinoff to the Pendergast series since I read the news a few months ago For those who don t know, I ve been following Pendergast on his adventures for a good 15 years, and absolutely love the world and cast that Preston Child have created Of course, I was elated to find out that two of my favorite secondary cast mem Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.Preston Child have done it again I ve been super excited about this spinoff to the Pendergast series since I read the news a few months ago For those who don t know, I ve been following Pendergast on his adventures for a good 15 years, and absolutely love the world and cast that Preston Child have created Of course, I was elated to find out that two of my favorite secondary cast members were not only making an appearance again, but were STARRING in a new spinoff that will be a SERIES of its own This one takes place out near the west coast in the infamous Donner Pass Well, mostly There are some scenes elsewhere, of course, but most of the action takes place in the creepy setting of a locale where some crazy event...

  5. 3.5 starsIt s pure serendipity that I picked this up right after reading White Fire, since both follow Pendergast s young protege Corrie Swanson Now, she s a fully fledged FBI agent, if still in her first two probationary years, and her hesitant attempts to run her first investigation are at times helped or hindered by her take no shit attitude She s changed enough that she s become a muchappealing character to follow, but her anger still gets her in trouble Especially when up against a 3.5 starsIt s pure serendipity that I picked this up right after reading White Fire, since both follow Pendergast s young protege Corrie Swanson Now, she s a fully fledged FBI agent, if still in her first two probationary years, and her hesitant attempts to run her first investigation are at times helped or hindered by her take no shit attitude She s changed enough that she s become a muchappealing character to follow, but her anger still gets her in trouble Especially when up against another of Pendergast s former associates archeologist Nora Kelly Both women have very particular ideas about what s important, causing them to clash repeatedly throughout the book It was an amusing contrast, neither of them knowing their shared Pendergast connection, and it seems like their winning combination might form the basis of a separate series These two characters and their barbed interactions were the highlight of the novel, with the plot somewhat drawn out and rushed a...

  6. I read this in one day, totally enthralled OLD BONES is the first in the new Nora Kelly series Long time fans of Preston and Child s Agent Pendergast Series will remember the feisty and strong willed Nora as a museum curator and archaeologist Now working in Santa Fe, Nora is approached by a historian who has discovered a long lost diary by the wife of George Donner, of the tragic Donner Party He persuades the Institute at which Nora is employed to search for the Lost Camp, an offshoot of t I read this in one day, totally enthralled OLD BONES is the first in the new Nora Kelly series Long time fans of Preston and Child s Agent Pendergast Series will remember the feisty and strong willed Nora as a museum curator and archaeologist Now working in Santa Fe, Nora is approached by a historian who has discovered a long lost diary by the wife of George Donner, of the tragic Donner...

  7. Douglas Preston Lincoln Child have begun a new series, an offshoot from their much loved Pendergast books Leading this new series in Old Bones is Nora Kelly formerly of New York City but relocated to Santa Fe after the death of her husband in a case outlined in an earlier Pendergast novel She is working as a field archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute, a well respected member of her profession.She is approached by an historian with tangential links to the infamous Donn Douglas Preston Lincoln Child have begun a new series, an offshoot from their much loved Pendergast books Leading this new series in Old Bones is Nora Kelly formerly of New York City but relocated to Santa Fe after the death of her husband in a case outlined in an earlier Pendergast novel She is working as a field archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute, a well respected member of her profession.She is approached by an historian with tangential links to the infamous Donner Party, the group of families heade...

  8. Fantastic 5 STARS Old Bones is a new series by Preston Child which follows Nora Kelly on an epic expedition in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the doomed Donner Party.Old Bones starts off with Dr Clive Benton finding a long lost dairy of Tamsen Donner Tamsen tells of the last days of the Donner Party and the groups that split from their group, including the Lost Camp.Benton goes to Nora and the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute to propose an expedition to find the Lost Camp along with l Fantastic 5 STARS Old Bones is a new series by Preston Child which follows Nora Kelly on an epic expedition in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the doomed Donner Party.Old Bones starts off with Dr Clive Benton finding a long lost dairy of Tamsen Donner Tamsen tells of the last days of the Donner Party and the groups that split from their group, including the Lost Camp.Benton goes to Nora and the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute to propose an expedition to find the Lost Camp along with lost gold There be gold in them thar hills Benton, Nora and two other archaeologists head to find the Lost Camp and so muchAt the same time, newly graduated FBI Agent, Corrie Swanson is investigating graves that have been robbed, desecrated and the mystery on why they re all connected.If you don t know who Nora Kelly and Corrie Swanson are, they are recurring characters from the Pendergast series of the same authors They al...

  9. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved this book I flew right through it without even meaning to It was great and had part of the plot going on at the archeological dig with Nora Kelly and another part going on with Corrie Swanson who is now a newly minted FBI agent It s crazy because neither knows the other is a friend or has been a colleague of Pendergast That was driving me crazy the whole time While Nora excavates a site relates to the Donner party the so called Lost Camp site. Corrie is dealing with a sicko who I loved this book I flew right through it without even meaning to It was great and had part of the plot going on at the archeological dig with Nora Kelly and another part going on with Corrie Swanson who is now a newly minted FBI agent It s crazy because neither knows the other is a friend or has been a colleague of Pendergast That was driving me crazy the whole time While Nora excavates a site relates to the Donner party the so called Lost Camp site. Corrie is dealing with a sicko whom is robbing ...

  10. My review of OLD BONES can be found at High Fever Books.When word landed that Nora Kelly, a character that made her solo debut in 1999 s Thunderhead and has since been a recurring character in several of the authors Pendergast novels, was to finally get a series centering her front and proper I was pretty damn enthused Given the propensity for the authors to pack in plenty of scientific rigor, twisty mysteries, and loads of adventure, I figured this was going to be some tasty brain candy Unfo My review of OLD BONES can be found at High Fever Books.When word landed that Nora Kelly, a character that made her solo debut in 1999 s Thunderhead and has since been a recurring character in several of the authors Pendergast novels, was to finally get a series centering her front and proper I was pretty damn enthused Given the propensity for the authors to pack in plenty of scientific rigor, twisty mysteries, and loads of adventure, I figured this was going to be some tasty brain candy Unfortunately, my high expectations just weren t met a...

  11. Source Publisher Genre Mystery, Thrillers Rating 3.5 Thoughts Old Bones marks the launch of a brand new series from Preston Child that will draw on the author s backgrounds in archaeology, American history, and Museum Studies like never before While Old Bones will be the first official book of the Nora Kelly series, the first novel to actually feature Kelly as the main protagonist was 1999 s Thunderhead Dr Nora Kelly is an archaeologist associate of Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast Source Publisher Genre Mystery, Thrillers Rating 3.5 Thoughts Old Bones marks the launch of a brand new series from Preston Child that will draw on the author s backgrounds in archaeology, American history, and Museum Studies like never before While Old Bones will be the first official book of the Nora Kelly series, the first novel to actually feature Kelly as the main protagonist was 1999 s Thunderhead Dr Nora Kelly is an archaeologist associate of Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast Her ...

  12. Old Bones is delightful with a touch of frustrating We re going to talk frustrating first The book is Pendergast adjacent It s not a Pendergast book, though it features characters from his world I won t tell you if he ever does or doesn t make a cameo in the book I can just tell you that, if you re a long time reader of the series, it kind of has the feel of an almost Pendergast novel.That being said, though, it s actually very good and I do hope that the authors keep up with the Pendergast Old Bones is delightful with a touch of frustrating We re going to talk frustrating first The book is Pendergast adjacent It s not a Pendergast book, though it features characters from his world I won t tell you if he ever does or doesn t make a cameo in the book I can just tell you that, if you re a long time reader of the series, it kind of has the feel of an ...

  13. This is a spinoff from the popular Pendergast series This introduction of a new series features Nora Kelly and Corrine Swanson both of whom we met several novels ago Nora is now a world class archaeologist living and working in the southwest Corrine Corrie has finished her FBI training and has been assigned to Albuquerque We see Corrie tackle her first case which leads her to work with Nora, neither of whom knows the other s connection to Pendergast.As always with the Preston Child s This is a spinoff from the popular Pendergast series This introduction of a new series features Nora Kelly and Corrine Swanson both of whom we met several novels ago Nora is now a world class archaeologist living and working in the southwest Corrine Corrie has finished her FBI training and has been assigned to Albuquerque We see Corrie tackle her first case which leads her to work with Nora, neither of whom knows the other s connection to Pendergast.As always with the Preston Child s books, there is a lot of history to be gleaned and history to be researchedfully That s one of the things I really like about these very well written books the fact that they make me delvedeeply into the history covered.Good plot although a bit implausibleoften than not, good character development, good move...