The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston

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Fascinating things I’m learning while reading this book: the correct way to cut my wrists while attempting suicide; how to create panic, fear, and terror within a large group that will later lead to severe PTSD symptoms; and how to make...
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An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit...
His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime...
A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown...
An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala...
Memento Mori
 

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The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and shoulders above their rivals" (Publisher's Weekly). Coauthors of the famed Pendergast series, their books Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the 100 greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number one box office hit movie. They are also the authors of Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance and Gideon's Sword. Preston's acclaimed nonfiction book, The Monster of Florence, is being made into a movie starring George Clooney. Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published four novels of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm. The authors welcome e-mail from their readers; you can visit their website at www.prestonchild.com.
 
Published May 30, 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. 640 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Children's Books, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mark Medley on Sep 04 2012

...Y is the rare novel that is...worthy of the hype; a compulsively readable debut that should find a place on the Giller Prize longlist...

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Reviewed by Kat Kiddles on Oct 07 2012

Fascinating things I’m learning while reading this book: the correct way to cut my wrists while attempting suicide; how to create panic, fear, and terror within a large group that will later lead to severe PTSD symptoms; and how to make...

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Michael Manley 20 Aug 2013

Rated the book as 4 out of 5