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The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly, 2) de…

The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly, 2) (original: 2021; edição: 2021)

de Douglas Preston (Autor)

Séries: Nora Kelly (2)

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Título:The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly, 2)
Autores:Douglas Preston (Autor)
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2021), 416 pages
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The Scorpion's Tail de Douglas Preston (2021)

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A good, fast moving story set out west with FBI agents and modern day cowboys. Had me guessing until the end who the "insider" was and I would have given it 4 stars except that I felt there was no need to bring Prendergast in at the end where Corrie and Nora should have been allowed to bring that part of the story to a conclusion and I listened to the audio version and the narrator, Cynthia Farrell, did an annoying job trying to sound like a man. ( )
  andsoitgoes | Apr 21, 2021 |
I really enjoy the world of Preston/Child. Rarely do they disappoint. I can always look forward to a well crafted plot that takes you on a roller coaster ride. I can say that Scorpian's Tale did not disappoint for 90-95% of the novel. However, I was extremely disappointed in how it ended. It was like we'd been taken on a ride and then all of a sudden we ran out of gas. Within just a few pages a new (or not so new if you follow previous tales) face appears who solves one of the mysteries in the blink of an eye. If I was Corrie or Nora I would definitely have felt cheated which is exactly the way I felt. If he was needed to help solve part of what's going on then he should have been brought in earlier and made a part of the fabric of the investigation ... if not then leave him out and develop the ending with the sleuthing skills evident to that point in the novel, i.e., through Corrie and Nora. ( )
  Hardboiled | Feb 26, 2021 |
The Scorpion's Tail is the latest collaboration of authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It's also the second book in the Nora Kelly series.
I enjoyed the first book, so was happy to listen to this latest.

Two characters who originally appeared in various Pendergast novels are at the heart of this new series. Nora Kelly is an archaeologist and Corrie Swanson is a rookie FBI agent. (On a side note, Pendergast fans will enjoy his cameo appearance in The Scorpion's Tale!) I quite like both of these characters. They're feisty, especially Nora. Corrie is still trying to find her place in the Bureau. Her treatment by some co-workers is shameful. (And probably not far from the truth) They're both dogged and driven to find answers. They play well off each and their skills complement each well.

Preston and Child often draw on history and actual events in their books. I'm always fascinated by this and often stop reading to go online to learn more. This time it's The Pueblo Revolt, The Trinity Test, White Sands Missile Range - and yes - rumors of treasure - all in New Mexico.

We're along for the ride as the pieces are pieced together. Lots of action propels the tale forward.

You always know what you're going to get when you pick up a book by Preston and Child. A solid read that reads quickly and entertains easily. For me their books are comfort reading/listening fare.

I did find the last bit after the final ta-da to be a bit awkward and unneeded to bring the book to a close. But overall, another great book from this duo.

I chose to listen to The Scorpion's Tail. I was quite happy that Cynthia Farrell was brought back as the reader. She read Old Bones and it's nice to have the continuity. She has a very expressive voice and captures both action and emotion easily. Her diction is clear and easy to understand and pleasant to listen to. ( )
  Twink | Feb 24, 2021 |
Another hit for the authors - fast paced action with a lot of twists and turns. The story weaves in history in the references to the Pueblo revolt, Spanish conquest, and even the ancient Aztecs - all the way up to the Trinity nuclear test. Excellent characters are getting more developed and interesting with this book ( )
  labdaddy4 | Jan 26, 2021 |
This thriller has three good points a) the sleuths are female, b) the magnificent landscape is well presented, and c) the plot keeps those pages turning. But the writing is pedestrian, and the characters are not well-developed. Also, while I don't expect thrillers to be 100% realistic, this one was improbable enough at points to make me pause. A good quick read, but not good enough to make me want to read the first book in the series. ( )
  annbury | Jan 24, 2021 |
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