The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "stand head and
shoulders above their rivals" (Publishers Weekly). Preston
and Child's Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were
chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among
the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic
was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors
of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include
Fever Dream, Cold Vengeance, Two Graves, and
Gideon's Corpse. In addition to his novels, Preston writes
about archaeology for the New Yorker and Smithsonian magazines.
Lincoln Child is a former book editor who has published five novels
of his own, including the huge bestseller Deep Storm.
Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a monthly "strangely entertaining note" from the authors, at their website, www.PrestonChild.com. The authors welcome visitors to their alarmingly active Facebook page, where they post regularly.
"[THE PHARAOH KEY] invokes classic adventure novels from the early
20th century. Mystery after mystery builds into a finale that even
savvy readers won't see coming. If this truly is the last Gideon
Crew novel, the authors have ended his escapades in grand style;
fans will rejoice and newcomers will appreciate the sheer scope of
everything."--The Associated Press
"As always with this team, Preston & Child have done their homework and taken a very interesting relic in order to produce, once again, a story that will have readers thrilled and excited and begging (still) for more of their creations to come as fast as possible."
--Amy Lignor, Suspense Magazine
"Entertaining...Fans of the Indiana Jones movies
will find plenty to like." --Publishers Weekly
"Look up adventure in the dictionary and you're likely to find a picture of Doug Preston and Lincoln Child for reasons that are all on display in 'The Pharaoh Key'....This is lightning-paced, action-thriller writing of the highest order, a throwback to the best of Alistair MacLean and reminiscent of James Rollins and Brad Meltzer at their best."--Providence Sunday Journal
"One wild, series-ending adventure.... cleverly plotted...This is a great cap on the series."
--Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Preston and Child have been in the business of keeping secrets for years now and simply no one's better at knowing just how long to keep them... wildly entertaining and lightening paced... impossible to put down."
--Providence Sunday Journal, on THE LOST ISLAND
PRAISE FOR THE GIDEON CREW SERIES:
"Preston & Child take all of the various elements from classic
horror and sci-fi films and novels and spin them together to write
what begins as an action adventure, but soon delves into paranoid
terror ... scary good fun."--Associated Press, on BEYOND THE ICE
The eponymous Gideon Crew would be equally comfortable smack in a Ludlum tempest or striding onto the set of the Ocean's Eleven franchise. Preston and Child have crafted an electrifying, riveting thriller on which I could continue to heap praise, but instead I will just offer this: Read the book! And we can all look forward to the next appearance of Mr. Gideon Crew in the not-so-distant future."--David Baldacci, on Gideon's Sword