Excerpt from The Lost Island

In case you missed it, Tortured Teardrops (Tamara’s Teardrops Book 3)is now available for purchase in the Kindle store! Tamara French is back in juvenile detention, and things are not going well.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This week I am reading The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew series Book 3) I’ve read a few other Preston & Child books in the last year, and they are thrilling adventures, full of lots of action and intrigue.

“Honestly, I couldn’t care less about the damn Book of Kells.”

“Ah, but you will.”

Hearing the edge in Glinn’s voice, Gideon paused. “Why?”

“Because your next assignment will be to steal it.”

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, The Lost Island

Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief–is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon’s task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment–only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon’s life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race… if Gideon and Amy can survive.

Comments

  1. This one sounds exciting. I hope you enjoy this one…

  2. I love these two authors. Been reading them for years but I’ve yet to read this one. Love that cover!

  3. This sounds really good! Reminds me a little of National Treasure. Here’s my teaser/intro for this week: http://bit.ly/2qTdQbO

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