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Excavation by James Rollins

Excavation (original 2000; edition 2000)

by James Rollins

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Authors:James Rollins
Info:Harper (2000), Edition: First Edition/ First Printing, Mass Market Paperback, 438 pages
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Excavation by James Rollins (2000)


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It was a wild Indiana Jones with lots of truly unexpected bad guys. the ending was a bit bizarre and unsatisfying. Even with the strange ending it was a really good book. ( )
  Emmie217 | Jun 27, 2018 |
As a second book this isn't bad but when compared to the Sigma novels and his books as James Clemens it loses something.

I liked the fact that when the scientists were doing their thing he didn't feel the need to explain it in laymen's terms, treating the readers as adults and assuming that if we don't know what something means and we want to know we will go and look it up. It did make me want to know more about the Incas and the tribes that came before them. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
"Excavation" starts out on an archeological dig in the Peruvian Andes. . It was a fun read and the action never let up. After an unplanned event the main characters in the book are trapped in a cave and have to find their way to daylight again, encountering everything from booby traps, spiders, bats and aggressive, carnivorous mutants. There are two main story lines going at the same time. The group that is trying to survive and return to the world again and a connected story that involves two other main characters that are trying to solve a mystery tied to the dig.

On his dig in Peru, Professor Henry Conklin believes he has unearthed a mummy that will prove that there was an ancient Indian civilization that predated the Incas and inhabited the jungle first. Henry has left the dig site in the hands of his nephew Sam and the other graduate students while he escorts the mummy back to the United States for further examination. No one can foresee the danger that is waiting for everyone associated with the dig. Years of searching for a mysterious substance that can heal wounds and resurrect the dead have led multiple groups with multiple motivations to terminate the Professor and his discoveries.

James Rollins never fails to entertain with his wild stories of mystery and intrigue set in an archeological setting. The story and adventure kept me turning the pages. This is another fun and exciting James Rollins novel.
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  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
Good story line and action but it was a bit slow in places and I would loose interest from time to time as it jumped from one group to the next. Still it was entertaining. If I could have I would have given it 3.5 but definitely not a 4. ( )
  robfreeze | Aug 20, 2013 |
A great adventure story, full of action, thrills, mystery and suspense. But then that's to be expected from James Rollins! ( )
  GTTexas | May 4, 2013 |
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High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years.

Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends--in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis--something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous . . . something terrifying.

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The South American Jungle Guards Many Secrets...and a remarkable site nestled between two towering Andean peaks, hidden from human eyes for thousands years. Dig deeper through layers of rock and mystery, through centuries of dark, forgotten legends. Into Ancient Catacombs where ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting; where earth-shattering discoveries -- and wealth beyond imagining -- could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. Something is waiting here where the perilous journey ends, in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis; something created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous. Something terrifying.… (more)

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