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If nature could invent intelligence of our scale in a blink of geologic time, who’s to say it hasn’t been done before…

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
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by RosettaBooks
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    Jaksen
    Very disappointed in this book. I was hoping to win it (Goodreads giveaway) and I did. I was thrilled to get it! But...

    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
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    Mar 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I received a copy of this via a Goodreads giveaway. Am DNF'ing this for the time being. Hoping to return to it once my reading pile has cleared out a bit. While the premise seemed promising, it's been a tough book to get into because the narrative is a bit dry. Hoping it'll pick up once I'm able to come back to it.
    Elizabeth Whitehead
    Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
    I received the past as an advanced readers copy from Goodreads. This book is basically fiction with so much information about elephants that is true. I love this book the mystery, The information about elephants, the love story, and the insight into how Russia and all the adjacent countries are working together. I’m thinking that if you like fiction with a lot of nonfiction mix then you will really enjoy this book. Clare, Sergi, Rob, and Katie make you really like them in and be into the story.
    Suzi McGhie
    May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Five million year old elephant bones are found on a mineral mining project in Kazakhstan. The find indicates that ancient elephants were highly intelligent and would change our current understanding of evolution. Much chaos ensues . . . political, scientific, corporate, and personal. There are scientific parts to this book but also much governmental and corporate power conflicts. Oh, and some romance thrown in, too. Overall, I did like the book and characters and would recommend.
    Exapno Mapcase
    Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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    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.
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    When, early in the first few pages, I read that something has been uncovered in a forlorn, isolated, region of the world (specifically, the Kazahk Steppes), immediately I knew I was embarking on a suspense-laden thrill ride. What was revealed? Why shouldn't it have been discovered? What does this mean for humanity and the world at large?


    All these burning questions ignited my intrigue, and this thoughtful (and thought-provoking), literate exposition in a thriller maintained my close attention thr
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