Curses! (Gideon Oliver Series #5)

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Professor Gideon Oliver travels to the Yucatan Peninsula to inspect a skeleton in a Mayan archaeological dig. But when people begin to die mysteriously and a set of heiroglyphs describe a horrible curse, Oliver must don his thinking cap to solve an ancient riddle--and a modern mystery.

Professor Gideon Oliver travels to the Yucatan Peninsula to inspect a skeleton in a Mayan archaeological dig. But when people begin to die mysteriously and a set of heiroglyphs ...

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Overview

Professor Gideon Oliver travels to the Yucatan Peninsula to inspect a skeleton in a Mayan archaeological dig. But when people begin to die mysteriously and a set of heiroglyphs describe a horrible curse, Oliver must don his thinking cap to solve an ancient riddle--and a modern mystery.

Professor Gideon Oliver travels to the Yucatan Peninsula to inspect a skeleton in a Mayan archaeological dig. But when people begin to die mysteriously and a set of heiroglyphs describe a horrible curse, Oliver must don his thinking cap to solve an ancient riddle--and a modern mystery. Reissue.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Biological anthropologist Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detectivemost recently featured in the Edgar-winning Old Bones heads down to the Yucatan to the archeological dig of Tlaloc, where five years previously he had been witness to the theft, by the project leader, of a priceless Mayan codex. After the scandal, the Mexican government closed the dig for several years but is now allowing work to resume under the direction of Gideon's old friend and mentor, Abe Goldstein. When Gideon and his wife, Julie, arrive to study some old bones, some recent remains make their appearance. A freelance reporter who is writing a sensational series on the dig and the theft is shot. Then the codex and a body are found under a rock fall; the victim turns out to be the main suspect. Most of the members of the current expedition, amateurs working without pay, are now under suspicion. While Gideon renews his friendship with the testy inspector of the Yucatan police, copes with an ancient Mayan curse and exercises his artful detective powers, he comes close to being killed himself. Elkins provides another delightful, semiserious romp through science and an exotic police culture. (Mar )
Library Journal
Returning to the site of an archaeological dig at Tlaloc on the Yucutan Peninsula, physical anthropologist Gideon Oliver is confronted with mysterious events from the distant and not-so-distant past as well as the present. Closed five years earlier amid scandal when the then project director apparently absconded with a priceless Mayan codex, the dig had recently resumed only to disclose some unauthorized excavation and an ancient curse, the details of which are being methodically fulfilled in graphic detail. Oliver and his wife, Julie, join forces with the local police to uncover the truth about what happened five years ago and its connection with the current problem. A well-written effort, perfect for an evening's entertainment.-- Judith A. Gifford, Salve Regina Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892962631
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Series: Gideon Oliver Series , #5
  • Pages: 208

Meet the Author

Aaron Elkins
Aaron Elkins
Aaron Elkins is also the author of two stand-alone thrillers as well as three novels in a series written with his wife Charlotte, and three novels in another series that takes place in the art world.
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