Riptide

Riptide

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For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious Water Pit on Ragged Island, Maine-but a curse left behind by the long-dead Ockham seems to be working. Every expedition has failed; the treasure seekers died in gruesome fashions. Now a new expedition has been mounted, using state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by tens of millions of dollars. It will all be worth it, if the treasure estimated to be worth $2 billion can be found. But modern technology, no matter how expensive, may not be enough to overcome the deadly secrets of the Water Pit.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 105 x 170 x 25mm | 230g
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 Ktn.-Skizz.
  • 0446607177
  • 9780446607179
  • 96,264

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Unstoppable suspense and mystery.'-Kirkus Reviews * 'Yo ho ho-get ready for a ripping good yarn!... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller....The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner.' * Machine-gun pacing, startling plot twists and smart use of legend, scientific lore (including cryptanalysis) and the evocative setting carry the day...bound to be one of the most popular of the summer reads. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Their most exciting thriller yet...plot twists and likable characters drive this story to its stunning conclusion. * on The Scene, Albuquerque NM * Preston and Child have crafted a high-pitched, fast-paced plot with vivid description, intriguing characters and vibrant scenes....The suspense never lets up. * Bangor DAILY News *
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About Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York as managing editor of Curator magazine. In 1989, he undertook a thousand-mile horseback journey with a photographer, retracing the Spanish explorer Coronado's search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold-and nearly perishing in the harsh deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. He has written a number of nonfiction books as well as several novels.Lincoln Child was an editor at St. Martin's Press when he met Douglas Preston and invited him to write a book about the American Museum of Natural History (Dinosaurs in the Attic). The two first collaborated on The Relic; their other titles include Mount Dragon and Reliquary.
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Rating details

17,233 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 31% (5,305)
4 39% (6,669)
3 24% (4,216)
2 5% (840)
1 1% (203)
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