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Excavation (edition 2000)

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Title:Excavation
Authors:James Rollins
Info:New York: HarperTorch, c2000.
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Tags:action, adventure, treasure hunt, 2006

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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 |
James Rollins has really been filling that archaeological-action-adventure-thriller niche in my library. Although it could be ridiculously melodramatic in places, Excavation was even better than his first book, Subterranean. It spent less time setting things up and practically plunged right into the action and mystery right away. It also rolled along at a brisker pace - I didn't have the need to skim like I did with Subterranean.

Rollins is a fun author; his books aren't high literature, but they're certainly lots of fun. The only downside is that his characters only exist for the action. I'd love it if he could come up with some memorable characters like Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child do in their collaborations. ( )
  BrookeAshley | May 21, 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 |
I read a couple of these books by Rollins and on the third I read just a little and had to put it down. They are so much alike, predictable and lack imagination. Read one, you've read them all. ( )
  shesinplainview | Jan 22, 2013 |
An outstanding display of GARBAGE !!! This is the second book by him that I read (the first was The Judas Strain - a little bit better than this one). Thousands of Tarantulas, hoards of Monster Cave-Dwellers and add a lost Inca Tribe. Why waste your time on this author when they are some Good Authors out there ??? ( )
  moonfish | Jul 26, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 038081093X, Mass Market Paperback)

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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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.… (more)

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