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Title:
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
ISBN:
9780345501288
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Del Rey, ©2008.
Physical Description:
330 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Movie tie-in.
Summary:
Daring adventurer-archaeologist Indiana Jones returns in an all new, action-packed saga, in the novelization of the fourth, long-anticipated Indiana Jones movie.
Added Uniform Title:
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull (Motion picture)
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FICTION INDIANA
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Rollins, J.
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ROLLINS
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Summary

"The name is Jones. Indiana Jones." He's back. Everyone's favorite globe-trotting, tomb-raiding, wisecracking archaeologist is finally at it again--hurtling headfirst into high adventure and relying on his wits, his fists, and his trusty bullwhip to get him out of deep trouble. But the man in the jaunty brown fedora and battered leather jacket is no ordinary digger in the dirt. From the fabled lost Ark of the Covenant to the legendary Holy Grail, he's salvaged the world's most amazing artifacts, while beating the baddest villains and defying the most breathtaking odds. Now it's 1957, the atomic age is in full swing, and McCarthy-era paranoia has the nation on edge. But for Indiana Jones,the Cold War really heats up when his latest expedition is crashed by a ruthless squad of Russian soldiers. Commanded by a sword-wielding colonel who's as sinister as she is stunning, the menacing Reds drag an unwilling Indy along as they brazenly invade American soil, massacre U.S. soldiers, and plunder a top-secret government warehouse. Their objective: a relic even more precious--and powerful--than the mythic Ark, capable of unlocking secrets beyond human comprehension. Fast thinking and some high-speed maneuvers help Jones turn the tables, and a one-in-a-million escape narrowly saves him from certain death. But when he's tarred as a suspected spy and fired by his university, Indy thinks it may be time to hang up his hat. Fate, however, has other plans. Suddenly the road to retirement takes a sharp detour when a colleague's kidnapping leads Jones into the depths of the Amazon jungle on a desperate rescue mission. With a hot-headed teenage biker as his unlikely wing man and his vengeful new Russian nemesis waiting for a rematch, Indy's back in the game--playing for a prize all the wonders of the world could never rival.


Author Notes

James Rollins (nee James Czajkowski) was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 1961. He received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1985. After graduation, he started his veterinary practice in Sacramento, California. His first novel, Subterranean, was published in 1999. His other works include the Sigma Force series, the Jake Ransom series, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He also writes the Banned and the Banished series and The Godslayer Chronicles under the name of James Clemens. James Rollins co-authors the new Tucker Wayne series with Grant Blackwood. The first book in the series, The Kill Switch, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. Rollins title, Bone Labyrinth, a story in the Sigma Force Novels Series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)