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The scorpion's tail : a Nora Kelly novel / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

Preston, Douglas J., (author.). Child, Lincoln, (author.).



A sequel to "Old Bones" finds FBI agent Corrie Swanson and Santa Fe archaeologist Nora Kelly investigating the mummified corpse of a long-dead victim who died in agony while holding a mysterious sixteenth-century gold cross.
A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson needs to ID the body, and determine cause of death. When archaeologist Nora Kelly lends her expertise to the investigation, they uncover that the deceased died in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, a rictus of horror frozen on his face. And hidden on the corpse is a sixteenth century Spanish gold cross of immense value.-- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781538719060
  • ISBN: 1538719061
  • Physical Description: 578 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition, First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing Large Print, 2021.

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General Note:
Sequel to: Old bones.
Series information from
Subject: Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Archaeologists > Fiction.
Mummies > Fiction.
Museum curators > Fiction.
Kelly, Nora (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Museum curators.
Genre: Large type books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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