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Riptide

Format:  Paperback,

477 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Jul 1999

ISBN-13: 9780446607179

ISBN-10: 0446607177

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For generations, treasure hunters have searched for the key to the Water Pit, the labyrinth of shafts and tunnels that honeycombs Ragged Island. But the Pit is reluctant to give up its treasure, and many will die before its secret is revealed.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Jul 1999
ISBN-13: 9780446607179
ISBN-10: 0446607177
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 477
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 6.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Child, Lincoln

Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut in 1957. He received a degree in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduation, he obtained a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press and eventually became a full editor in 1984. While at St. Martin's Press, he assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories including Dark Company (1984) and Dark Banquet (1985). In 1987, he left St.

Martin's Press for a job at MetLife and began writing. He has co-written numerous books with Douglas Preston including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. In 2003, he published his first solo novel entitled Utopia and has since written several others including Death Match and Deep Storm. He made The New York Times Best Seller List twice in 2012 with his title's The Third Gate and his title Two Graves written with Douglas Preston.

Biography of Preston, Douglas

Douglas Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse.

His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his title Two Graves which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child.

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Review by Library Journal (1998-03-01)

The authors, who hit the big time with The Relic (remember the Paramount movie?), return with a tale of buried treasure. The $2 billion cache, at the bottom of a water pit on Ragged Island, ME, was evidently cursed by the English pirate to whom it belonged which may be why treasure hunters keep dying in the attempt to recover it. Movie rights have already been optioned by Twentieth Century Fox, and foreign rights have been sold to eight countries.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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