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Desert Burial: A Novel

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Nuclear waste, Africa, and the new world order conjoin in a literary thriller that announces a new talent of startling proportions.

Mali, northwest Africa, the near future. The Sahara is ravaged by internecine warfare. Ty Campbell, an American geologist living in Mali, spends his days on the conflict's periphery, dowsing for water and trying to forget his murdered wife. Wh
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 11th 2002 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Chance Maree
Jun 12, 2015 Chance Maree rated it it was amazing

This novel turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The setup was a bit slow, but odd enough to hold my interest. By the time the story ramped up, I had grown accustom to the first person present tense, and was curious to read how the protagonist would proceed. Gems are scattered throughout, and scenes vary from action/thriller to science fiction-worthy techno-speak. I would not categorize the story as science fiction, but as techno-thriller, with political and social themes.

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Feb 04, 2012 Kristen rated it liked it
I don't really much science fiction. But I would call this book a cross between futuristic sci fiction and thriller. Ty Campbell is a widower, working in Mali for the National Atomic Energy Administration, when the world's in turmoil. People are dying from dysentery and other diseases. He's chosen by Bud Van Sickles from Timbucku Earthwealth and Janissary Security to be on a top secret panel. They want him to find out what's going on and what to do with the disposal of nuclear waste. They're up ...more
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