Relic Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 2005
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"What might happen if a creature from Jurassic Park came to New York City." -"The 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"
What might happen if a creature from Jurassic Park came to New York City. "The 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"" --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
When a team of archaeologists is savagely massacred in the Amazon Basin, all that survives is a solitary box of relics. From boat to boat, from port to port, the battered crate drifts. It finally reaches New York City - only to be locked away in the basement of the New York Museum of Natural History, lost and forgotten.
But the black heart of the Amazon never forgets. On the eve of the Museum's massive new exhibition, someone or something other than tourists and schoolchildren is roaming the echoing halls and dusty galleries. And people are turning up savagely murdered.
Forensic evidence points to a killer of terrifying strength and ferocity. Rumours of a 'Museum beast', never far from the surface, rise again among the Museum staff. But then Margo Green, a graduate student working in the Museum, uncovers a link between the killings, the failed Amazonian expedition, and an odd figurine that will be displayed for the first time. Will she be able to put the pieces together and stop the deadly menace before terror strikes again?
THE RELIC is Margo's race against time and death and an enemy so horrifying that she must find the strength within herself to destroy it and save the Museum from disaster. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Relic is about a creature that lives in the underground basements of the New York Natural History Museum. It creeps around at night time and kills and feeds on its unsuspecting victims brains, eating only the parts that contain hormones. As the story goes on you discover more about the ill fated trip that brought the creature back and the true identity of what it is.
This book is full of suspense and extremely hard to put down.
Who doesn't love a great lead character? Special Agent Pendergast is so unusually curious and his knowledge seems endless. He has a great way of making people do what he wants & allowing them to believe it was their own idea. He's always under control, very cool, calm & collected.
This is a story of fiction & it's great to be able to enjoy it as such but let's not kid ourselves it is not beyond the realms of science for this to actually happen for real. Who knows what creatures have still to be discovered.
Allow yourself to be entertained, I'm off to get the next book in the series.
If however you don't have time to read all the books in the Pendergast series then my advice would be not to miss
"Still Life With Crows" and "White Fire"
you will not be disappointed.
The book begins as it means to go on, dark and sinister, with guards and children butchered early on in particularly nightmarish scenes. The build up towards the gala opening of the museum's new, eerily consistent Superstition Exhibition and the attempt by the museum officials to let nothing get in the way of its fund raising is both gripping and intriguing. As Margo Green's investigations into a previous exploratory expedition unfolds, and she briefly encounters a terrifying creature in the dark, cynical cop Lieutenant D'Agosta makes headway in his investigation of the killings. The level-headed Agent Pendergast, reminiscent of the unshakeable Agent Cooper from 'Twin Peaks', is a welcome addition to the cast, sparking up various witty repartees with the aforementioned police officer.Read more ›
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In the underground passages and secret rooms of the New York Museum of Natural History lurks a monster. For many years it has hid, more rumor than reality... Read morePublished 1 month ago by gloria piper
Museums aren't usually scary places, unless stuffed animals or old pots are supremely frightening to you. So if you want to set a horror story in one... Read morePublished 8 months ago by EA Solinas
Excellent read .... Expertly built up to an exciting climax.Published 11 months ago by robert paul richards
was a Gift for my sister as her old copy fell apart from being read so much !
I Guess it must be a good read might have to borrow it
This book started a successful run for the authors, but I can't think why. It has all the formulaic stuff, to the point that it is almost (but not quite) funny. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2014 by Gwilym ap Gwilym
I love these books definatley worth a read have been hooked on these ever since I read Relic. Brill Brill Brill!!Published on 12 Jun. 2013 by Jac