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Publisher's Summary

Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia 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 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. 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.
©2009 Splendide Mendax, Inc. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 03-02-10

Vulgar? yes, but overal, it's good

A real interesting thriller set around a sci-fi scene. I really like these kind of books...everyday people discover something that would be unlikely, or impossible to us. Then we see how they deal with it.

OK, these characters are a bit over the top, but it still works.

OK, it's vulgar at times, but it still works.

I really liked how this book evolved..slowly revealing different truths.

If some raw cursing doesn't offend you, you won't be disappointed.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By adam on 01-11-10

Not good

I've really enjoyed many of Douglas Preston's works but I have to say that this one left me wanting. The character development is poor and frankly the story line is weak to the point of being laughable and it gets progressively worse at the book progresses. As other reviwers mentioned it seems as if the author tried to wrap-up the story quickly without a clear idea as to how to finish it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark Johnstone on 06-26-10

Very Big Impact

This audiobook is very good, its perfect for using on long journeys or even at work if you can get the time. Story is very detailed and a little predictable. But its worthwhile downloading and once you start listening to it, you wont want to turn your ipod off.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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