Can’t Wait Wednesday - Deep Past by Eugene Linden

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

Deep Past by Eugene Linden
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by RosettaBooks

“DEEP PAST is an extraordinary novel on so many levels. It is a gripping thriller in terms of pacing, vivid characters and exotic settings, a book you won’t be able to put down.” —Douglas Preston, co-creator of the #1 bestselling Pendergast series of novels and author of THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD

If nature could invent intelligence of our scale in a blink of geologic time, who’s to say it hasn’t been done before…

A routine dig in Kazakhstan takes a radical turn for thirty-two-year-old anthropologist Claire Knowland when a stranger turns up at the site with a bizarre find from a remote section of the desolate Kazakh Steppe. Her initial skepticism of this mysterious discovery gives way to a realization that the find will shake the very foundations of our understanding of evolution and intelligence.

Corrupt politics of Kazakhstan force Claire to take reckless chances with the discovery.  Among the allies she gathers in her fight to save herself and bring the discovery to light is Sergei Anachev, a brilliant but enigmatic Russian geologist who becomes her unlikely protector even as he deals with his own unknown crisis.

Ultimately, Claire finds herself fighting not just for the discovery and her academic reputation, but for her very life as great power conflict engulfs the unstable region and an unscrupulous oligarch attempts to take advantage of the chaos.

Drawing on Eugene Linden’s celebrated non-fiction investigations into what makes humans different from other species, this international thriller mixes fact and the fantastical, the realities of academic politics, and high stakes geopolitics—engaging the reader every step of the way.


I'll admit, it was the blurb from Douglas Preston that first caught my eye, but I love the mix of archaeology, adventure, and evolutionary science. This is one of those books I'm really excited for.

Comments

  1. The blurb from Douglas Preston drew me as well. It sounds like it will be a good read. Adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing it. My WoW

    ReplyDelete
  2. New one to me, but anything to do with archaeology always gets me too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment