Impact

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Pan Macmillan, Nov 5, 2010 - Fiction
26 Reviews

Wyman Ford is called up for a secret expedition to Cambodia to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.

Meanwhile, a brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast. Two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island anxious to find the impact crater.

A scientist at the National Propulsion facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated and the data missing.

High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of the crater on Mars - and it appears to have been activated.

Sixty hours and counting . . .

'A superb read! Thoughtful and flat-out entertainment - a page-turning thriller. You'll be up all night with this book'

Jeffery Deaver on Blasphemy

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

What we have here are three concentric stories enveloped in a bigger story. A series of strange and exotic gemstones never before seen suddenly start to show up and garner the interest of the CIA. Why ... Read full review

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After Abbey Straw, an amateur astronomer, sees a meteor streaking through the sky, she is determined to discover the place where it landed and sets out with her friend, Jackie Spann, to explore ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, has worked for the American Museum of Natural History and taught English at Princeton University. With his frequent collaborator, Lincoln Child, he has written many bestselling thrillers including Relic, which became a major motion picture, The Book of the Dead and Cemetery Dance. He is also the author of the bestselling The Codex, Tyrannosaur Canyon and Blasphemy.

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