Neanderthal (Airport Only)

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9780091802028: Neanderthal (Airport Only)

They possess powers humans cannot even imagine.

They have existed for over 40,000 years.

And they are about to alter the face of civilization forever.

Far away, in the mountains of Northern Asia, a guerilla fighter vanishes, a schoolgirl is murdered, and an eminent Harvard paleontologist disappears. To a shadowy government agency in Maryland, these are all signs that something has gone terribly wrong with the most extraordinary expedition ever mounted. Matt Mattison and Susan Arnot, once lovers and now academic rivals, are dispatched to find the secret their Harvard mentor was seeking -- a species linked to the origins of mankind.

In the most eagerly anticipated adventure novel of the year, Pulitzer Prize -- winning author John Darnton takes you on a fantastic journey that will make you believe the impossible. Neanderthal combines breathtaking suspense, thorough scientific research, and dazzling storytelling as archaeologists and rival governments attempt to track down a relic band of creatures.

Neanderthal. Their time has come.

Jay O. Sanders has appeared in the films JFK, Meeting Venus, and Angels in the Outfield. He has previously read Tom Clancy's Op Center: Mirror Image for Random House AudioBooks.

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Matt ans Susan, two rival palaeontologists and former lovers, are summoned by a secret US goverment agency to help locate their college mentor, who has disappeared without trace in the remote mountains of Tajikstan. It appears that a race of Neanderthals have survived on the roof of the world, the high Himalayas. When Matt and Susan finally make contact, the implications of their dramatic discovery are more than simply scientific. These hominids have the uncanny facility for telepathic communication, and both American and Russian agents would like to harness their power for military and espionage purposes. 'Darnton narrates his rollicking tale with just the right tone of straightfaced experience he needs to make everything seem pretty plausible. (In particular the ESP skill of protohumans, something called 'remote viewing', is hair-raisingly believable. ) 'NEANDERTHAL' is perfect vacation reading: entertaining, midly educational and scary enough to make you grateful that the only neanderthals you're likely to meet will be the kind who cut into your lane on the expressway to the beach. ' - Maureen Corrigan, NEWSDAY

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Fantasy - You haven't been back to the future like this since Jurassic Park. A fantastic journey that will make you believe the impossible...

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