Prophet of Bones

Prophet of Bones

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Ted Kosmatka's sensational new thriller, Prophet of Bones, thrusts readers into an alternate present.
Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries.
Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 136 x 211 x 21mm | 318g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250042593
  • 9781250042590

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"Gripping, dark, and well written...Kosmatka paints in broad strokes yet still nails the details...this is a compelling juggernaut of a read."--"Library Journal"

"An exciting alternate-universe thriller... readers will gulp this on down."--"PW "

"A near-perfect blending of traditional thriller and alternate-reality scientific and theological fantasy... has best-seller written all over it."--"Booklist", Starred Review

"A masterwork of intrigue and menace. I couldn't put "Prophet of Bones" down until I reached the climax...An eye-opening and page-turning read without parallel."--Clive Cussler

"Ted Kosmatka is both an excellent writer and a hell of a storyteller...Prophet of Bones is truly hard to put down. This is what a novel is about"--Nelson DeMille

"Written with confidence, in a sure hand, the tension leaps from the page. All of the right elements combine--danger, treachery, and action. Buckle up, hunker down, and get ready for an all-nighter."--Steve Berry
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About Ted Kosmatka

Ted Kosmatka is the author of one previous novel, The Games. His short fiction has been nominated for both the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and appeared in numerous Year's Best collections.
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716 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
5 11% (78)
4 29% (205)
3 42% (303)
2 14% (101)
1 4% (29)
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