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Number one best-selling authors Preston and Child return with the next book in a series featuring archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson.

After a shoot-out leaves a senior FBI agent gravely wounded, Corrie Swanson finds herself under investigation. Her supervisor assures her she's not to blame and the black mark on her record will be cleared in short order. But Corrie finds she cannot shake off an overwhelming feeling of guilt.

As a distraction, she takes on a new case involving a 50-year-old, mummified corpse discovered in a hidden enclave at High Lonesome, a long-abandoned New Mexico ghost town. Quickly out of her depth, she realizes she needs the help of her old enemy, archaeologist Nora Kelly. The two women soon uncover a startling truth: the deceased was poisoned and died clutching a priceless artifact.

Can the two women solve the mystery of the scorpion's tail? Or will they - like others before them - die in the attempt?

©2021 Lincoln Child (P)2021 Head of Zeus

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  • Alan Given
  • 09-06-21

Good story, less good narration

This was an excellent book, but the narrators attempts at male voices was poor and a little distracting.

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  • 08-28-21

Entertaining to say the least Q

Much better than average in this series and well narrated look forward to the next release

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  • Nahid hajialikhani
  • 08-26-21

Disappointed

A recycled Indiana Jones story with a little character development, a weak plot and repetitive theme.

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  • Brian
  • 08-04-21

Nora Kelly & Cory Swanston ripping yarn

This is book 2 of Nora Kelly, curator Santa Fe Archaeological Inst, and Corrie Swanson, rookie FBI Special Agent. Nora Kelly has appeared in 5 Preston & Child Pendergast novels as well as Bk 1, Corrie/Nora standalone Old Bones. Nora was the main protagonist in Thunderhead - a ripping thriller about the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago in Utah ... get the theme ?

Corrie first appeared in my first Preston & Child book in 2015 Still Life with Crows an Audible deal at the time and I have since listened to 23 books. The 2 trilogies - The Diogenes Trilogy & The Helen Trilogy are outstanding.

Initially, Corrie was an 18 yr old trouble-making goth in Medicine Creek Kansas, whom Pendergast took under his wing, paying for education and she was involved in 3 other books. White Fire is outstanding. She's a great character. If you've never read a P & C ... go for it, this is the perfect balance between page-turning audio suspense with ancient history.