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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, Preston Douglas


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Автор: Preston Douglas
Название:  The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story   (Дуглас Престон: Потерянный город Обезьяньего бога. Правдивая история)
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
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ISBN: 1455540013
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781455540013
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 336
Вес: 0.294 кг.
Дата издания: 05.09.2017
Язык: English
Размер: 133 x 202 x 28
Поставляется из: США
Описание: NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe
One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic
Included in Lithubs Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List
A Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science News

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the worlds densest jungle.
Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.

Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasnt until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.

Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.
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Crimson Shore

Автор: Douglas Preston
Название: Crimson Shore
ISBN: 1455535516 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781455535514
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
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Описание: A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.
Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.



Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.

Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?

A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history.

And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .






Blue Labyrinth

Автор: Preston Douglas, Child Lincoln
Название: Blue Labyrinth
ISBN: 145552591X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781455525911
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
Цена: 6330 T
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Описание: A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined....

The Codex

Автор: Preston Douglas
Название: The Codex
ISBN: 0330448633 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330448635
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
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Описание: A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over half and a billion dollars` worth of priceless art, gems, and artefacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection - from his mansion in New Mexico. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger.

Cemetery dance

Автор: Preston, Douglas
Название: Cemetery dance
ISBN: 0752884182 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780752884189
Издательство: Orion Publishers
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Описание: Voodoo and grisly black magic abound in this spectacular new thriller from the New York Times bestselling authors, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. A NY Times reporter, and his wife Nora Kelly, a Museum of Natural History archeologist, are found brutally attacked in their apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Eyewitnesses claim, and the security camera comfirms, that the killer seen leaving the building was their strange neighbour who apparently died two weeks before. Captain Hayward leads the official homicide investigation, while Pendergast and D`Agosta undertake a private quest for the truth.

Dance of death

Автор: Preston, Douglas Child, Lincoln
Название: Dance of death
ISBN: 0752882899 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780752882895
Издательство: Orion Publishers
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Описание: Two brothers bound by blood, divided by hate ...

The Monster of Florence

Автор: Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
Название: The Monster of Florence
ISBN: 0753519542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753519547
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
Цена: 5930 T
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The Monster of Florence

Автор: Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
Название: The Monster of Florence
ISBN: 0753517035 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753517031
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
Цена: 10880 T
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Описание: In the tradition of John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and Eric Larson's "The Devil in the White City", Douglas Preston weaves a captivating account of crime and punishment in the lush hills of Florence, Italy. Douglas Preston fulfilled a lifelong dream when he moved with his family to a villa in Florence. Upon meeting celebrated journalist Mario Spezi, Preston was stunned to learn that the olive grove next to his home had been the scene of a horrific double murder committed by one of the most infamous figures in Italian history.A serial killer who ritually murdered fourteen young lovers, he has never been caught.

He is known as the Monster of Florence. Fascinated by the tale, Preston began to work with Spezi on the case. Here is the true story of their search to uncover and confront the man they believe is the Monster.

In an ironic twist of fate that echoes the dark traditions of the city's bloody history, Preston and Spezi themselves became targets of a bizarre police investigation.With the gripping suspense of Preston's bestselling novels, "The Monster of Florence" is a remarkable and harrowing chronicle of murder, mutilation, suicide and vengeance - with Preston and Spezi caught in the middle. 'The fascinating story unfolds with memorable characters and dizzying plot twists that could come off as far-fetched if the book was fictional...the two collaborators skillfully weave the narratives back and forth to create, at times, a razor's edge of tension' - Associated Press.Douglas Preston is a renowned a thor of both fiction and non-fiction, including "The Codex", "The Relic" and "The Book of the Dead", co-written with Lincoln Child, which topped the "New York Times" bestseller list for six weeks. He has written for numerous publications, including "The New Yorker", "Reader's Digest", "National Geographic", "Harper's" and "Atlantic".

Mario Spezi is an Italian journalist who writes for "La Nazione". He has been investigating the Monster of Florence case since the first murders in 1974.

Автор: Douglas Preston
Название: The Lost City of the Monkey God (Hudson Exclusive Edition): A True Story
ISBN: 1538760835 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781538760833
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
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City of Endless Night

Автор: Preston Douglas, Child Lincoln
Название: City of Endless Night
ISBN: 1455536946 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781455536948
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
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Описание: What begins as a manhunt for the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Kew Gardens, Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Soon it becomes clear there are at least two killers on the loose--one responsible for the young woman's death, another responsible for the mutilation. A pair of such dastardly killers requires a team of equally talented investigators. Luckily, both Vincent D'Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast are back in town.
D'Agosta hopes that this latest case will distract Pendergast from Constance Green's decision to depart New York for Tibet after the events of THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER--and provide Pendergast the opportunity to work a case back on his home turf for the first time in years. But neither is prepared to face a team of killers as diabolical as this. It will take all of Pendergast and D'Agosta's intelligence and strength simply to match wits with their latest adversaries--let alone stay alive.

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Beyond the ice limit

Автор: Preston, Douglas Child, Lincoln
Название: Beyond the ice limit
ISBN: 1786692066 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781786692061
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 15830 T
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Описание:

Gideon Crew races to destroy an extraterrestrial organism that has embedded itself in the sea bed and threatens the very existence of humankind.


Mount Dragon

Автор: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Название: Mount Dragon
ISBN: 0812564375 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812564372
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Цена: 7590 T
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Описание: Guy Carson, a brilliant researcher at GeneDyne, is delighted when he is transferred to Mount Dragon, the company`s high-security genetic engineering lab, until he discovers that scientists there have concocted a killer virus that threatens all humankind.

Obsidian chamber

Автор: Preston, Douglas Child, Lincoln
Название: Obsidian chamber
ISBN: 1786691957 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781786691958
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 21730 T
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Описание: With Agent Pendergast missing, presumed dead, it`s left to his bodyguard to find Pendergast`s ward who has been taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.


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