Large Print - 1997
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Philip Kerr spins a tale in which science, politics, and human frailty mix to take us on a journey into the nature of man. In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a skull is found, neither ape nor man... Three hundred miles away in the Punjab, Pakistan and India edge closer to nuclear war... In a conference room in the Pentagon, military and intelligence officers debate their options... In a lab at Berkeley campus, a paleoanthropologist learns that the new fossil find is the scientific discovery of a lifetime - proof of an alternative line of hominid development... Blockbuster. Film rights: Touchstone Pictures.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., c1997.
ISBN: 9781568954479
Branch Call Number: L.P. Fic Kerr
Characteristics: 541 p. ; 24 cm.


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I agree with comment from Melbl8tr. This book is not up to the author's usual writing style but the idea for the plot was interesting, not a bad read under a hot sun and does pose an interesting ethical question about endangered spiecies.

Oct 12, 2010

Where do I begin? A complete mess of a book. Cardboard characters spouting ridiculous dialogue in order to move an obvious plot along to its predictable conclusion. I suppose the author was hoping for a movie deal as the whole thing is one big Hollywood cliché.


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