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Old bones

Preston, Douglas J.2019
Books, Manuscripts
Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called 'Lost Camp' of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonised survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder, and cannibalism. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it - to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear.
Main title:
Old bones / Preston & Child.
London : Head of Zeus, 2019.
369 pages ; 24 cm.
Series title:
9781838931056 (hbk)9781838931087 (ebook)
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