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Mount Dragon by Douglas Preston
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Mount Dragon (edition 1997)

by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Title:Mount Dragon
Authors:Douglas Preston
Other authors:Lincoln Child
Info:Tor Books (1997), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
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Gripping hi-tech novel using cutting edge elements from both cyberspace and genetic engineering. Only flaw is the main characters of Carson and de Vaca and their conflict. ( )
  Humberto.Ferre | Sep 28, 2016 |
Most enjoyable, believable. Currently relevant plot.
  wanderland | Sep 11, 2016 |
The story revolves around a top secret facility which is believed to be devloping a secret weapon. Two scientists discover the truth behind what is being developed and tested at the facility and soon are on the run. All along, they are aided by persons outside the facility, one of which knows the mastermind personally.

The biohazard novel is nothing new. However, these two authors have managed to transform it into a gripping, realistic story. They are similar to Michael Crichton in that they take actual science, stretch the bounds of reality a little, and come up with something so believable that it's scary. The story they've crafted around the science is a wonder to read. The characters are believable, the story is gripping, and the climax is fulfilling. I would recommend this book to anybody who's into science thrillers or action movies. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
This is a good thriller with lots of twists. I liked the mix of desert survival challenges with virtual and physical computer hacking. ( )
  krin5292 | Jan 3, 2015 |
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Epigraph
Our symbols shout at the universe,

They fly off, like hunters' arrows

Into the night sky.

Or knapped spearpoints into flesh.



They race like fires across plains,

Driving buffalo.


—Franklin Burt
One window upon Apocalypse is more than enough.

—Susan Wright/Robert L. Sinsheimer,

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Dedication
To Jerome Preston, Senior
—D. P.
To Luchie; my parents; and Nina Soller
—L. C.
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The sounds drifted over the long green lawn, so faint they could have been the crying of ravens in the nearby wood, or the distant braying of a mule on the farm across the brown river.
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Be careful when combining a book titled Virus with the author's last name of Preston. Both Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child AND Richard Preston have a book with this title.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812564375, Mass Market Paperback)

Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed . . . .

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Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.… (more)

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