The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead -- by all appearances, another double suicide. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. The thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple – they were Eden’s first perfect match. A short time later, christopher lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick – and quiet – investigation into the deaths.
But lash’s involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins. With tremendous imagination and skill, master thriller-writer Lincoln Child renders a setting too frighteningly believable not to be real. Now eden – particularly richard silver, the company’s brilliant and reclusive founder – has no choice but to grant Lash unprecedented access to its most guarded secrets if he is to have any chance of determining what is going wrong.
Infused with relentless suspense and a riveting pace, DEATH MATCH is Child at his best. Lash’s psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious, but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years. Lewis and lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched.
The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, and a melding of technology that does indeed, creative genius, to Lash’s surprise, deliver on Eden’s promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect, lifelong mate. When the thorpes are found dead in their tasteful flagstaff living room having committed double suicide, alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices of Eden Incorporated, and legendary secrecy, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success, has inspired awe around the world.
Lethal Velocity Previously published as Utopia: A Novel
Part mystery, part science-fiction, and all page-turner. Roanoke times Previously published as Utopia. One of whom just happens to be his daughter. A sensational piece of popular entertainment. Andrew warne, the brilliant engineer who designed much of the park’s robotics, suddenly finds himself in a role he never imagined—trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people.
A beautifully crafted scare-fest. Springs to life from the opening pages. Lincoln child has created a fictional wonderland that is both high-tech and nostalgic. But it has also attracted a group of ruthless criminals. If you are looking for intelligent fun, it doesn’t get much better than this. The washington post book World “A whiz-bang plot.
Heaven for techno-thriller fans.
Old Bones Nora Kelly Book 1
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. 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.
. 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. 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 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.
Deep Storm Jeremy Logan Series Book 1
In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface. On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. When expert naval doctor peter crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor.
And as crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mystery—and much more deadly.
The Third Gate: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 3
In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world. Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history.
Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. And alarm. What he finds will raise new questions. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.
C. And the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan.
No crown of an egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers.
Full Wolf Moon: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 5
As logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before. His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.
Featuring jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic. When logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack—and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation—previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm.
. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.
Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain.
The Forgotten Room: A Novel Jeremy Logan Series Book 4
As his work draws him ever deeper into harm’s way, Logan soon unleashes a series of catastrophic events upon the rest of Lux. Deeply shaken by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind from the doctor’s final project—as well as recent troubling behavior among several of the think tank’s other scientists—Lux fears there is something more sinister occurring within its walls and looks to Jeremy Logan to investigate.
Logan quickly makes a surprising discovery. And himself. One of lincoln child’s most thrilling novels to date, veiled history, The Forgotten Room is replete with exhilarating action, and mesmerizing science—making for a truly intelligent page-turner. A long-lost experiment of unguessable intent a secret room, ingeniously hidden inside a vast seacoast mansion new york times bestselling author lincoln child at his riveting bestprofessor jeremy logan the quirky and charismatic “enigmalogist” who specializes in solving problems of the strange or seemingly supernatural variety receives an urgent summons from the director of Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America.
In a long-dormant wing of the estate, he uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, unknown and untouched for decades. The room is essentially a time capsule, fiffiilled with eerie machinery and obscure references to a top-secret experiment known as “Project S. As logan attempts to unravel its meaning, he begins to discern what transpired in that room—and why the frightening project was suddenly abandoned and sealed off many years before.
. One of lux’s most distinguished doctors, overcome by erratic behavior, violently attacked his assistant before meeting with a gruesome self-inflflflffllflicted end.
Crooked River Agent Pendergast Series Book 19
Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series.
A startling crime with dozens of victims. Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside. A ghastly enigma with no apparent solution.
Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, despite himself, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND. In short order, pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science.
With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated.
Impact Wyman Ford Series Book 3
In douglas preston's impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution nasa images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars. And it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
And two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the national Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. To locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.
A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast.
Blasphemy: A Novel Wyman Ford Series Book 2
In douglas preston's blasphemy, the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. The torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer.
The countdown begins…at the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Wyman ford, ex-monk and cia operative, is tapped to wrest their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world…or save it. Will the torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? or will it, to challenge god Almighty on the very throne of Heaven? Twelve scientists under the leadership of Hazelius are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, as some predict, and what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs.
The Kraken Project: A Novel Wyman Ford Series Book 4
From celebrated relic author douglas preston, wyman ford races to stop a rogue ai in The Kraken Project, the largest sea on Saturn's great moon, a New York Times bestselling thriller “as chilling as it is provocative" James RollinsNASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, Titan.
Traumatized, and relentlessly hunted, angry, Dorothy has an extraordinary revelation—and devises a plan. It is one of the most promising habitats for extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface is unpredictable and dangerous, requiring the probe to contain artificial intelligence software.
And they're not the only ones looking for the wayward software: the AI is also being pursued by a pair of Wall Street traders, who want to capture her code and turn her into a high-speed trading bot. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet. Former cia agent wyman Ford is tapped to track down the rogue AI.
To this end, a brilliant programmer, " a powerful, Melissa Shepherd, has developed "Dorothy, self-modifying AI whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. As ford and shepherd search for dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they can barely imagine.
As the pursuit of dorothy converges on a deserted house on the coast of northern california, Ford must face the ultimate question: is rescuing Dorothy the right thing? Is the AI bent on saving the world… or on wiping out the cancer that is humankind?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.