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Head of Zeus
The Scorpion's Tail
The Scorpion's Tail Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
 Nora Kelly, 2

#1 bestselling authors Preston & Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.

After a shoot-out leaves a senior FBI agent gravely wounded, Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation. Her supervisor assures her she's not to blame and the black mark on her record will be cleared in short order. But Corrie finds she cannot shake off an overwhelming feeling of guilt.

As a distraction, she takes on a new case involving a fifty-year-old, mummified corpse discovered in a hidden enclave at High Lonesome, a long-abandoned New Mexico ghost town. Quickly out of her depth, she realizes she needs the help of her old enemy, archaeologist Nora Kelly. The two women soon uncover a startling truth: the deceased was poisoned, and died clutching a priceless artifact.

Can the two women solve the mystery of the scorpion's tail? Or will they – like others before them – die in the attempt?

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
07 Jan 2021 * 416pp * £6.99 * 9781838931261
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR PRESTON & CHILD:

'Another clever and compelling tale ... The stellar writing is still in abundance, and Preston and Child balance the line between page-turning suspense and ancient history' Associated Press.

'The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion' Kirkus Reviews.

'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' David Baldacci.

'White-hot bestselling suspense. Simply brilliant!' Lisa Gardner.

'A positively delicious serving. Great fun to the last page' Anne Rice.
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Author
Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child are the authors of international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. In addition to his novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God), Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for The New Yorker and National Geographic magazines. Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their Facebook page, where they post regularly.
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Lincoln Child
Lincoln Child
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child are the authors of international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. In addition to his novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God), Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for The New Yorker and National Geographic magazines. Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their Facebook page, where they post regularly.
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Blue Labyrinth
Crimson Shore
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Verses for the Dead
Crooked River
Reliquary
The Cabinet of Curiosities
The Lost Island
Still Life With Crows
Beyond the Ice Limit
Brimstone
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