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Paleoanthropologist Samantha Colby makes a startling find in West Africa, then links up with former lover Jack Austin to outrun some bad guys. It's all good, Indiana Jones-style fun, and if the text is weighed down at times by excessive scientific theorizing, it's still entertaining enough to have hit the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News best sellers lists. At a recent benefit involving multiple authors, Becker sold more copies of his book than anyone but Tom Brokaw, a newsworthy event in itself. Morrow has him on tap for two more novels.
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Earnest, slightly hokey Michael Crichton style adventure tale that poses an extraterrestrial origin for some of humanity's best and worst traits. Newcomer Becker's grasp of speculative anthropology is surprisingly down-to-earth he appends a solemn afterword on unanswered questions about human origins, including a bibliography ranging from Charles Darwin to Carl Sagan. But such high seriousness is undermined by gratuitous gunplay, turbid romance, and spy-versus-spy plotting. A better-than-average debut that evokes suspense and moments of gee-whiz wonder from a tired science-fictional premise. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
After seeing Link recommended on Amazon, I decided to find myself a copy and read it. I'm so glad I did! The book grabbed me within a couple of pages and kept me reading. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2006 by A. Grant
I enjoyed the story, but the author's insistence on pushing a Creationist agenda greatly detracted from it. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by DominionSeraph
This book has obviously been well researched and perhaps if some of the same enthusiasm had been spent on character development,it could have been a truly great read. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2003 by orange
The novel starts with a lot of promise.....and somewhere ....it falters..... but i will definetly read Walt Beckers other books too. Read morePublished on April 30 2003 by sanjeev sood
Wooden characters, action and violence seems to be thrown in just to meet a formula rather than for any good reason, and the most predictable romance imaginable. Read morePublished on March 5 2003
I'm really surprised that it doesnt have 'New York Times Bestseller' printed on it. Good length, fun story. Read morePublished on March 14 2002 by "enfranchise"
I thought this was first rate, very well written and considering the scope of the imagination that went into it well worth the read. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2001 by Movie fan
I looked forward to reading this book, thinking I would be along for a well written scientific adventure sweetened with interesting theories. I was sorely disappointed. Mr. Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by "rukmini"