Prophet of Bones: A Novel

Prophet of Bones: A Novel

by Ted Kosmatka
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Prophet of Bones: A Novel by Ted Kosmatka

Ted Kosmatka's sensational new thriller, Prophet of Bones, thrusts readers into an alternate present.

Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries.

Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250042590
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 815,736
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ted Kosmatka is the author of one previous novel, The Games. His short fiction has been nominated for both the Nebula Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and appeared in numerous Year's Best collections.

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Prophet of Bones 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ride! The prose kept me reading and the Easter-eggs of knowledge shine through. I loved the details of genetics presented without being overwhelmingly technical (this is a novel, after all). Lots of fun, surprising twist at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the premise for this book was good. It lacked action and suspense. I rate it average at best.
MichaelPoore More than 1 year ago
GREAT READ by SF wizard Ted Kosmatka! A novel of both action and ideas, 'Prophet of Bones' will have you turning pages, but its gripping premise will haunt your thoughts long after the final page...