Old bones

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The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense. Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.
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Grouped Work ID869191f5-a828-56d6-82a6-5d64ed8d873b
Grouping Titleold bones
Grouping Authorpreston douglas j
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Last Grouping Update2019-11-14 14:23:42PM
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display_description"Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator at the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute, is approached by a historian, Clive Benton, with the opportunity to lead an expedition unlike any other. It begins with the story of 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, and barbarism. Benton has discovered the long-lost diary of one of the camp's victims, an account which may break new ground in the truth of what happened in the wilderness all those years ago and point to an additional camp previously lost to history. Nora agrees to lead the expedition, and along with a team of talented explorers and archaeologists, Kelly and Benton venture into the Sierra Nevada in search of the camp. Soon, they learn that the discovery of the camp is just the tip of the iceberg. The truth behind those long-dead pioneers is far more complex and surprising than they could have imagined. And these centuries-old crimes may have modern-day repercussions that place the expedition in the sights of a junior, FBI agent, Corrie Swanson, about to embark on her first active case as lead investigator."--
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seriesNora Kelly novels
series_with_volumeNora Kelly novels|1
Archaeologists -- Fiction
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Diaries -- Fiction
Donner Party
Donner Party -- Fiction
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Historians -- Fiction
Kelly, Nora (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Large type books
Museum curators -- Fiction
Mystery stories
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Women archaeologists
Women archaeologists -- Fiction
title_displayOld bones
title_fullOld bones / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Old bones / [Douglas] Preston & [Lincoln] Child
Old bones [text (large print)] / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
title_shortOld bones
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Donner Party
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Kelly, Nora (Fictitious character)
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Museum curators
Women archaeologists