A routine dig in Kazakhstan takes a radical turn for thirty-two-year-old anthropologist Claire Knowland when a stranger turns up at the site with a bizarre find from a remote section of the desolate Kazakh Steppe. Her initial skepticism of this mysterious ...more
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I thought it to be a kind of science/thriller against a backdrop of paleontology, and based on some of the ideas Mr. Linden has proposed elsewhere. (That perhaps, in our Earth's long history, there have been other highly-intelligent species, but which have come and gone.) But it reads more like a political/spy thriller with pages which go on endlessly about corrupt officials and ...more
This really isn’t a thrill a minute action novel, but it has a lot going for it. You’ve got international intrigue, sabotage, infighting, and to top it all off paleontology. Thanks to a scientific base to the work the characters are doing this all feels certainly real.
All these burning questions ignited my intrigue, and this thoughtful (and thought-provoking), literate exposition in a thriller maintained my close attention thr ...more