Covenant

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Debut author Dean Crawford drops an explosive thriller on the reading public with Covenant, a much-talked-about work that's won its author comparisons to Michael Crichton and James Rollins. After uncovering a 7,000-year-old tomb housing alien remains, archaeologist Lucy Morgan is abducted—and then all hell breaks loose as the world careens toward a horrifying apocalypse.

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Overview

Debut author Dean Crawford drops an explosive thriller on the reading public with Covenant, a much-talked-about work that's won its author comparisons to Michael Crichton and James Rollins. After uncovering a 7,000-year-old tomb housing alien remains, archaeologist Lucy Morgan is abducted—and then all hell breaks loose as the world careens toward a horrifying apocalypse.

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Sloppy prose undermines British author Crawford's debut thriller about an archeological find that challenges human history. At the behest of the Defense Intelligence Agency, American combat journalist Ethan Warner agrees to travel to Israel to track down missing paleontologist Lucy Morgan. Morgan stumbled on skeletal remains of an unknown species of a human-like creature, whose larger cranial capacity and greater physical strength suggest it didn't evolve on Earth. An unscrupulous right-wing preacher, Kelvin Patterson, who's hoping to land his chosen candidate in the White House, believes that Morgan found the remains of a fallen angel. Morgan's anxious mother accompanies Warner to Israel, where they visit the scene of Morgan's excavations, improbably overseen not by the Israeli military but by a Blackwater-type military contractor. At one point Warner finds himself "pinned between third and fourth base with the ball in the air." U.S. readers will also get a chuckle out of such lines as "your chances are about as good as the Redskins at the bottom of the ninth ‘gainst the Chargers." (Oct.)
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"Get the cameras rolling—Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!" —R.L. Stine

"With scarily realistic science, earth-shattering intrigue and hyperdrive action, Covenant marks the launch of a major new talent in the thriller world.” Scott Mariani, author of The Mozart Conspiracy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464029004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Dean Crawford, author of Covenant and Immortal, previously worked as a graphic designer before he left the industry to pursue his lifelong dream of writing full-time. An aviation and motorcycle enthusiast, Crawford lives with his family in Surrey, England. Visit DeanCrawfordBooks.com.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

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    History, mystery and conspiracy

    Newly released today is Dean Crawford's debut novel Covenant.

    Archaeologist Lucy Morgan is on a sanctioned dig in Israel. But it is what she discovers on her own time nearby that is unbelievable.

    "The remains bore testimony to an enormously powerful creature, the internment a cavity over eight feet long....Ahmed looked at the bones, confused now by the unfamiliar terminology and the doctor's excitement. 'What's so special about it ?' A ghost of a smile touched Lucy's lips. "It's not human'."

    But before Lucy can share her discovery with the world, she is abducted. When her family is unable to get assistance from either the American or Israeli government, they turn to former marine and war correspondent Ethan Warner for help. As Warner and Lucy's mother Rachel search, they find a conspiracy deeper than anyone could have imagined - governments, church, military and many unsavoury individuals - all with their own agendas.

    Covenant's first five or six chapters introduce us to all the players - and there are quite a few. I did find I had to refer back to some of the opening chapters in order to keep everyone straight for the first bit. Protagonist Ethan Warner is an interesting character who is still fighting demons from his own past. I was glad to see that Crawford did not make him omnipotent - able to figure out every puzzle right away or fight his way out of every situation. It allowed him to be both believable and likable. But I think my favourite character was actually Lopez, one of the DC cops who stumble onto the collusion. I was glad to see she will be brought back along with Warner in the next book of this planned series.

    As for the plot - in some ways it seems a bit far fetched - a take on Area 51. But Crawford had me running to my computer many times to check out the science and historical references he makes in the book. And you know, they're out there and documented. Enough to really get you thinking and wondering. I thought it was an inventive, ambitious storyline. There are many twists and turns on the way to the final page.

    For those who love mysteries, history, conspiracies and adventure, Covenant has it all. Recommended for fans of James Rollins and Michael Crichton.

    On his blog, Dean Crawford describes himself as "A thriller writer with a good chance (I think) of success." I think so too Dean!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Enthalling thriller

    In the Negev in Israel, archaeologist Lucy Morgan works an unsanctioned dig in which she tells Bedouin guide Ahmed and University Professor Shevez that she has found remains that are seven millennia old but are not human. However, before they can make their claim to the authorities, she vanishes.

    Ex marine and former war correspondent Ethan Warner is known for finding and rescuing people in some of the most dangerous areas of the world. However, when his fiancée Joanna disappeared while working in Gaza, heartbroken he returned to the Chicago as a shell of what he was. However, his former superior officer Doug Jarvis asks him to rescue his missing granddaughter Lucy. The DIA also want Lucy found, but cannot interfere as the peace process has made some small progress recently. Ethan agrees to go to the Negev especially after being shown a photo that proves his Joanna lives.

    Washington, D.C Metro Detectives Nicola Lopez and Lucas Tyrell enter a building they assume has been used by crack heads. They find three naked corpses that FBI Agent Cain says are overdoses. Tyrell disagrees but what makes him certain is one of the victims has what appears to be frostbite on his feet in summer DC weather. Soon the DC investigation and the missing archeologist inquiry merge though they are miles apart.

    This taut thriller hooks readers from the moment Lucy tells her associate what she found and never looks back until a final confrontation. Fans will especially try to resolve the connection between the desert and the metro, which is not as obvious as it first seems. Filled with twists, readers will enjoy the Covenant wondering what Lucy's find really means to the world.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Frost

    Her eyes widen. You dont? Well me neither....ahe confessed...(lets just say we mated cause i gtgtb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    <_>

    <_>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Phantom

    I materialize in front of Bella. "Where do you think you're going?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Shadow

    "We Should Move This Place." ((Just Post At SL If I Take Too Long. I Always Check There))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Heyy to all

    Rouge is loked out

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    Posted July 20, 2013

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    Hi

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    Posted July 23, 2013

    Ari

    Whatcha wanna do.

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    Posted July 19, 2013

    Rebeca to jorden

    Hold him tight. She formed into the most vedomest snake in the world. She bit the asassens arm.

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    Posted July 18, 2013

    Jenna

    *she floats over to Syren and grins, poking her* whats wrong?

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    Posted July 24, 2013

    Taylor

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    Posted July 21, 2013

    Arielle

    K

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    Posted July 26, 2013

    Santana

    *Walks in*

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    Posted July 24, 2013

    Rock

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    Posted July 24, 2013

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    No

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    Posted July 22, 2013

    Cry to rayne

    Sorry T.T *walks over to you and hugs you*

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    Posted July 17, 2013

    Audriana

    Bye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    NEW VAMPIRE COVEN

    Join at 'light' res 2.

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