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Raising the Past [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Robinson
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description


A mammoth, flash frozen in solid ice 10,000 years ago is brought to the surface by a team of scientists. An act of sabotage frees the giant from its icy tomb and reveals the secret held inside.


The body of an ancient woman, cloaked in furs, slides out of the mammoth's belly. But it is not the woman that holds the team's is the object she is clutching...a device created by an advanced civilization.


The device is accidentally activated, summoning otherworldly forces who seek its destruction. It is the key to mankind's salvation and freedom from the monsters hiding just out of sight, pulling the strings and leading humanity towards destruction.

This updated edition has been re-edited, revised, repackaged and expanded, making this new edition of RAISING THE PAST superior to all that came before. Be sure to look for Robinson’s early standalone novels, which have likewise been revised.


“Jeremy Robinson's novel RAISING THE PAST is a rollicking Arctic adventure that explores the origins of the human species. Written in a solid cinematic style, it starts with the excavation of a frozen mammoth in the wilds of the Canadian tundra and ends with a pitched battle for the future of mankind. A story not to be missed!”
—James Rollins, bestselling author of THE EYE OF GOD

“RAISING THE PAST by Jeremy Robinson is a taut thriller that zooms. It’s a wonderful mix of prehistoric intrigue, a modern-day love story, and a futuristic conspiracy bound to envelop any reader. Highly recommended.”
—Jon F. Merz, author of THE CONTAINED


“If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. INSTINCT riveted me to my chair.”
—Stephen Coonts, NY Times bestselling author of THE SEA WITCH

“Instinct is a jungle fever of raw adrenaline that goes straight for the jugular.”
—Thomas Greanias, NY Times bestselling author of DOMINUS DEI

“PULSE contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE KING’S DECEPTION

“There’s nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom.”
—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT

“In Robinson's latest action fest, Jack Sigler, King of the Chess Team—a Delta Forces unit whose gonzo members take the names of chess pieces--tackles his most harrowing mission yet. THRESHOLD elevates Robinson to the highest tier of over-the-top action authors, and it delivers beyond the expectations even of his fans. The next Chess Team adventure cannot come fast enough.”
—Booklist – Starred Review

“THRESHOLD is one hell of a thriller, wildly imaginative and diabolical, which combines ancient legends and modern science into a non-stop action ride that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours. Relentlessly gripping from start to finish, don’t turn your back on this book!”
—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of WHITE FIRE

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 600 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0978655117
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media (22 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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JEREMY ROBINSON is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas including PROJECT NEMESIS, ISLAND 731, SECONDWORLD, and the Jack Sigler series including PULSE, INSTINCT, THRESHOLD and RAGNAROK. Robinson is also known as the #1 horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of THE SENTINEL, THE RAVEN and the controversial novel, TORMENT. His novels have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Banal 23 May 2008
If you are under twelve or have a mind set of a twelve year old, then this is the book for you. It has been badly proof read and full of distracting errors, the story line is just too ridiculous and the synopsis presents this book as something far more interesting than it is. I gave it the benefit of the doubt as it was a rainy day and there was nothing else to do but when I finished it, I consigned it to the dustbin. Don't waste your money - even if it is in the 20p section of a charity shop unless you have a twleve year old!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relentless Action and sci-fi adventure with RTP 6 Feb. 2007
I completely enjoyed Raising the Past as a writer of action novels myself. I had enjoyed Robinson's Didymus Contingency, but in all honesty this one really hit the "action nerve" better for me. Once the story takes off which is pretty much in the prologue it hooks you and then you might as well hang on until you hit the back cover. How can you beat ancient excavations and "The Thing" style aliens hunting down the heroes as they battle for their lives against the unnatural dangers and the natural. Starving Polar bears, killer whales and the frigid environment all take nearly as much toll on this team as do the wickedly done aliens. Personally, it was a treat and I'm looking forward to the next. I'm not sure why others would say it was bad--I'll just agree with author James rollins (whose blurb adorns the cover) and say, "Don't miss this one!"
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced action novel 30 Sept. 2006
This is not my genre but I was so impressed with Didymus Contingency that I thought I would give this a try and I was not disappointed. Tons of suspense, action and amazing detail really made this book come alive. I will continue to read this author's work.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action story 2 Jan. 2007
By m
I read the synopsis and thought I'd buy this for myself for Christmas whilst buying some other gifts.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pace and the way the story unfolded with lots of action, twists and turns to keep the reader hooked. It did delve into a conspiracy theory, but fortunately this was light.

I would question whether the predictable love story was necessary. Perhaps it added a human element to the two main characters, or perhaps its motive is to make the book accessible to a wider audience!

If I was going to be picky then there was also a certain rushed event at the end I felt wasn't necessary for closure!

Overall, I'd easily recommend this as a great action story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on "Didymus" unfortunately! 11 Mar. 2009
I read Robinson's book "The Didymus Contingency" and absolutely loved it! So, with great expectations I bought this one, "Raising the Past". Oh what a shame! Starts well, good story idea, gets a bit strange... and more weird... then 'are you kidding me?... then totally and utterly far-fetched and unbelievable. Oh I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I finished it.... an amazing feat in itself! If you've not read Didymus then buy that one instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline 24 April 2014
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I enjoyed this well written story, a good plot and well thought out, will read the books of this author again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read in one sitting 12 Feb. 2014
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I really enjoyed this story. It had a nice setting, believable and interesting characters. Plus the sci-fi element that you come to expect from Robinson. I enjoyed the underlined love story that ran throughout the story that was subtle, rather than in your face, like some stories. I definitely recommend giving this book a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 13 Dec. 2012
By Terry
Format:Kindle Edition
Excellent book,recommend to anyone!Now looking for more books from Jeremy Robinson.Was unable to put it down until the end!Great Story.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 1 month ago by nemo
3.0 out of 5 stars What a let down
Compared to his first book, this is a let down. The story is fair and a good theory is unravelled, but as a religious person, the ideas are wrong. Read more
Published on 8 Mar. 2008 by G. N. Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
This book is by far the best I have ever read. I took it on holiday with me and ended up with sun-stroke because I was so enveloped by it. Read more
Published on 29 Dec. 2007 by David Prendergast
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly dreadful
Please please please please please do not waste your time reading this book. I enjoy this type of fiction normally, but this really was badly written.
Published on 15 Dec. 2007 by DebbieJK
1.0 out of 5 stars Read Reilly instead!
I must concur with other reviews - this book was really badly written (including approximately one typo or lack of proofreading every couple of pages! Read more
Published on 23 July 2007 by C. Norgate
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor!!
Read two thirds of this book and gave up.
Very badly written with completely flat characters.
I'll give you one example of writing style (that probably isnt exactly what... Read more
Published on 13 July 2007 by Marko 1
4.0 out of 5 stars Movie like pace
This is a great book. I don't understand why many reviewers do not like this novel. It was well written and if there was ever something lacking Robinson always made up for it with... Read more
Published on 15 Mar. 2007 by Pierre RENARD
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