Thread of the Spider by Robert R. Irvine audiobook

Thread of the Spider

By R. R. Irvine
Read by Angela Brazil

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The Nicolette Scott Mysteries: Book 5

8.34 Hours Unabridged
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“That car…belonged to a pair of bank robbers. Their nameswere Knute and Nora and they were almost as famous as Bonnie and Clyde duringthe Depression…They got killed in the Green River Massacre, but the car wasnever found.” “There’s more,”  Nick said. “This paperis dated more than a year before the Japanese attacked Pearl…And there’s ahandwritten notation at the bottom: ‘If need be, we must allow the Japanese tostrike the first blow in order to unite the American people for the coming war,’…initialed‘FDR.’” Nicolette Scott andher father are both archaeologists—but with differences. Professor ElliotScott lives and breathes very early Americans, like the Anasazi. His digs arein the southwest, where the ancient peoples lived. To him, his daughter Nicky’sarea of concern is not to be taken seriously. Nicky goes for the cultureembodied by artifacts from the twentieth century—a crashed plane from either worldwar is enough to send her senses tingling. So when she discovers a 1937 Packardconvertible hidden in a sealed cave in the Utah desert, she is ecstatic. It’sonly when she begins to read through the papers hidden under a seat cushionthat the thrill turns to something very like a chill. If those papers aregenuine, they represent a huge find for Nick. But they also represent one ofthe most scandalous secrets in our country’s history. Authentic or fake, they are still importantto someone, as Nick learns when invisible threats start closing in, culminatingin a murderous meeting under the blazing Utah sun. This is Nicolette’s mostsuspenseful dig, and one that will keep readers gasping and pages turning.

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Summary

Summary

“That car…belonged to a pair of bank robbers. Their nameswere Knute and Nora and they were almost as famous as Bonnie and Clyde duringthe Depression…They got killed in the Green River Massacre, but the car wasnever found.”

“There’s more,”  Nick said. “This paperis dated more than a year before the Japanese attacked Pearl…And there’s ahandwritten notation at the bottom: ‘If need be, we must allow the Japanese tostrike the first blow in order to unite the American people for the coming war,’…initialed‘FDR.’”

Nicolette Scott andher father are both archaeologists—but with differences. Professor ElliotScott lives and breathes very early Americans, like the Anasazi. His digs arein the southwest, where the ancient peoples lived. To him, his daughter Nicky’sarea of concern is not to be taken seriously. Nicky goes for the cultureembodied by artifacts from the twentieth century—a crashed plane from either worldwar is enough to send her senses tingling. So when she discovers a 1937 Packardconvertible hidden in a sealed cave in the Utah desert, she is ecstatic. It’sonly when she begins to read through the papers hidden under a seat cushionthat the thrill turns to something very like a chill. If those papers aregenuine, they represent a huge find for Nick. But they also represent one ofthe most scandalous secrets in our country’s history.

Authentic or fake, they are still importantto someone, as Nick learns when invisible threats start closing in, culminatingin a murderous meeting under the blazing Utah sun. This is Nicolette’s mostsuspenseful dig, and one that will keep readers gasping and pages turning.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The narrative moves smoothly between the 1940s and the present day…[An] exciting plot.” Booklist
“An exciting, well-handled plot recommends this to fans of archaeological mysteries.” Library Journal
“[Irvine] captures some of the romance of archaeology and makes excellent use of the topography, climate, and history of Utah.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Robert R. Irvine

Author Bio: Robert R. Irvine

R. R. Irvine is the author of the Moroni Traveler and Robert Christopher series, among others. He studied anthropology and archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley and now lives in Northern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English