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High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin's nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years.
Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends—in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis—something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous . . . something terrifying.
A great book!
If you haven't picked up a James Rollins book, I suggest you start from the beginning--with Subterranean.
That being said, Excavation is one of my favorites
Great book, dirty publisher tricks...
This really is a great book. The only problem is I read it ten years ago. James Rollins writes stuff I really like to read. I'll buy anything he publishes. So when I saw this book with cover art I had never seen before and a publish date of October, 2009 I hit the buy button. Once I opened the book I realized it was a ten year old book that I had read already. Now I don't mind the seven bucks so much and I don't really mind throwing James a little extra cash. I do mind how publishers are playing with publish dates on iBooks to confuse readers as to how new or current the book is. Granted, I should have looked a little deeper and at the end of the day it is my fault, but I've read more than 500 books and it's easy to forget a title from a decade ago. Publishers, please post the original publication date to make things clear for your readers. That being said, this is a solid book and a great place to get started with James Rollins. Buy it.
Over all, a pretty decent read. It was pretty similar to Amazonia which was annoying anddd... Albino tarantulas...? Really...?