• Author: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Artist: Tomislav Tikulin
  • Page Count: 368
  • Pub. Date: July 15, 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-294-1
  • Status: Out of Print

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"Better than anything the theoretically recombinant team of Michael Crichton and Peter Benchley could ever hope to achieve."
Albuquerque Journal

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

About the Book:
Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who — or what — is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?

Special Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Collector's Edition:
• deluxe oversized design different from any other edition ever published anywhere in the world!
• a full-color signature sheet personally signed by both of the authors
• fine binding for both the Limited Edition and the Lettered Edition
• epic cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of copies of the edition you've seen in bookstores — and you will NOT see our edition in chain bookstores!

"Want to pick up a thriller that arrives with the kinetic energy of a meteor smacking the Earth? Read Relic [for] some of the most riveting passages ever contained between two covers. No debate, no dispute. These guys are masters at scaring the hell out of people."
The Tampa Tribune

"Better than anything the theoretically recombinant team of Michael Crichton and Peter Benchley could ever hope to achieve."
Albuquerque Journal

"Preston and Child's refreshing penchant for realistic detail elevates their tale far above Crichton's Jurassic Park... Containing just the right blend of gripping suspense, colorful characters, and credible science, Relic has all the ingredients for well-deserved bestseller status."

"What might happen if a creature from Jurassic Park came to New York City."
Chicago Tribune

"Wildly cool... Thrill hounds couldn't ask for a creepier environment... A thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish."
Kirkus Reviews

"Jaws takes Manhattan."
San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle

"Relic is a straight thriller. That's like saying, however, that Die Hard was just another action adventure flick or that Gone With the Wind was just another Civil War film. Each stands as a superlative example of its type."
Orlando Sentinel

"Want to pick up a thriller that arrives with the kinetic energy of a meteor smacking the earth? Read Relic... In the early 1970s Peter Benchley penned some of the most incredibly riveting passages ever contained between two covers in his bestseller Jaws. Since then a couple of new writers have come close to equaling, but never surpassing, that book's level of tension and pure adrenaline-filled fever. Close but no cigar, as it were. Until now."
Tribune and Times (Tampa, Florida)

"A high-concept, high-energy thriller... Builds to a superbly exciting climax, and then offers a final twist to boot."
Publishers Weekly

"Superbly exciting..."
The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey)

"This is a real page-turner, part Jaws, part Poseidon Adventure."
Library Journal

"It's the year's hottest "
Literary Guild Bulletin

"Relic satisfies the primal desire to be scared out of one's wits... The ending is a real bone-chilling shocker."
Express Books

Lincoln ChildDouglas PrestonPreston and Child are the coauthors of several bestselling novels featuring FBI Agent Pendergast including most recently Brimstone, Dance of Death, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Fever Dream.

Douglas Preston's most recent nonfiction work, The Monster of Florence, was a New York Times bestseller and is currently in development with Tom Cruise's production company.

Lincoln Child's most recent solo novel, Terminal Freeze, featuring 'enigmalogist' Jeremy Logan, was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover.

Published in two states:
• Deluxe Oversized Hardcover Limited Edition of 698 signed and hand-numbered copies bound in full-cloth, Smyth sewn, and featuring a full-color signature sheet ($65)
• Deluxe Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather and Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker and a full-color signature sheet, housed in a deluxe traycase with a pullout ribbon ($250)


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