Excavation
Released On: Jul 03, 2000

High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin’s nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years.

Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown. But where the perilous journey inward ends – in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis – something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous…something terrifying.

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Critical Acclaim

  • "[The] Thriller King." — CTPost.com "It's something of an insult to characterize novelist James Rollins as a cross between Clive Cussler and Dan Brown as some have done, since this work has considerably more depth and range than either of his fellow thriller writers...Rollins delivers."

    Post and Courier (Charlstone)
  • "The modern master of the action thriller...Nobody does it better."

    Providence Journal-Bulletin
  • "The Action moves quickly from cliffhanger to cliffhanger, and no adventure fan could think of putting it down."

    Tampa Tribune
  • "From the opening scene high in the Andes to the stunning finish, Excavation is a real page turner. Archaeology, lost Inca cities, graves, gold, and death - what else could one want in a book? Rollins keeps the book in overdrive...a compulsive read."

    Douglas Preston, co-author with Lincoln Child of The Ice Limit

FAQ

  • Q. EXCAVATION works very well within the category of the traditional lost world/lost race adventure as found in H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs--a narrative tradition that extends back historically to the classic scientific romances of Jules Verne in the nineteenth century-- but then you've added your own highly inventive variant to this category of fiction (the conclusion of your novel, for example, offers a wild ride indeed not found in the work of Verne, Haggard, or Burroughs). How did you decide to write EXCAVATION, and did you deliberately construct your story within the narrative tradition of the lost world adventure?
    A. I did indeed construct EXCAVATION specifically as a lost world novel. My editor even classified my b ... Read More

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