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Impact

Book 3, Wyman Ford Series

Douglas Preston

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Description

Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia... to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.

A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater.

A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.

High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars... and it appears to have been activated.

Sixty hours and counting.

Publishers Weekly Review

Nov 02, 2009 – Near the start of this solid thriller from bestseller Preston, the U.S. president's science adviser asks former CIA operative Wyman Ford, last seen in 2008's Blasphemy, to look into the sudden appearance of radioactive gemstones, in particular to identify the precise location of their origin in Cambodia. Meanwhile, college dropout and frustrated astronomer Abbey Straw, who believes she witnessed a meteor's fall, embarks on a search of small islands near her Maine home to locate pieces of the meteorite to sell on eBay. In California, soon-to-be murdered professor Jason Freeman sends Mark Corso, a Mars mission technician at the National Propulsion Facility, a classified hard drive with evidence of gamma rays emanating from the red planet. The three story lines end up neatly intersecting, though the final payoff doesn't do justice to the engaging setup. Preston refrains from inserting the scientific minilectures of which the late Michael Crichton was so fond.

Customer Reviews

Fun end of the world book

Preston always creates protagonists that you want cheer for and this story only ups the bar. This story has so much packed into it that if feels like 300 pages must be lying on an editors' floor somewhere. One last word: popcorn. This story played well in mind, just like a fun movie.

Impact

Excellent. A what happens if wrapped in a who dun it and, although one may pick up a few clues, there are always surprises around the next bend. A crisp, crunchy two day read.

Nigai

Impact

Not a bad read, but once again the author could have toned down the profane language that was used in this book. There was a lot of characters that were not needed, and the plot could have been better developed. It was a very slow read, for the first two hundred pages then the plot developed nicely. Not one of his best works, and was it was disappointing. Not worth the money.

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Mar 30, 2010
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, Wyman Ford Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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