Esau [Philip Kerr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The accidental discovery of a mysterious fossil skull unleashes a political and scientific. An electrifying discovery in the high Himalayas sends a group of scientists— complete with the requisite bad apple— scurrying for traces of the. Esau by Philip Kerr – book cover, description, publication history.
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And by the end, I was astounded. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He also wrote young adult books under the name P.
Esau by Philip Kerr
I don’t know if such a creature exists – I doubt it – but phlip it does, it’s probably in some secret valley or underground chamber, hidden from humans, safe from detection.
Apr 22, Granny KiP rated it really liked it. But from there the story goes downhill: The name had to be changed shortly before publication, when the publishers discovered there was already a novel with the same title, also about Reinhard Heydrich, by author Harry Turtledove. Adventure in the Himalayas, this one gives you the thrill of high peaks, high espionage, high international tension that may or may not result in nuclear war and, if that’s not enough, say hi!
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Renowned mountain climber Jack Furness an unfortunate name for a protagonist finds a s It’s been a while since I read anything, fiction or non-fiction, about the yeti, or Abominable Showman, or Bigfoot, or whatever you want to call the mythical ape-like creature. Archived from the original on 7 November He was best known for his Bernie Gunther series of 13 historical thrillers and a children’s series, Children of the Lamp, seau the name P.
Retrieved 30 March I kept thinking, really? No really deep theme or message, other than man destroys everything he touches, so sometimes it’s best to let things stay undiscovered. Suddenly everything goes still — then the mountain roars, shaking loose its killing load, tumbling phiilp In his most phklip thriller to date, Philip Kerr spins a tale of high adventure in which science, politics, and human frailty combine to take us on a stunning foray into the nature of man.
This book is great and I’m intending on keeping it a part of my permanent collection of books. So that’s the plot. Mar 26, Tim added it. He also wrote children’s books under the name P.
Hot rock climbing dude and hot female scientist don’t really want to admit they are in love with each other but end up doing so anyway go to the Himalayas to find the yeti.
It is obviously well researched and this adds to the suspense and action. Retrieved 25 March The climbing sequences sound convincing, but I have no technical knowledge of this area. Also, I had trouble telling all the secondary characters apart Kerr died of cancer on 23 March and is survived by his wife and children.
It’s been a while since I read anything, fiction or non-fiction, about the yeti, or Abominable Showman, or Bigfoot, or whatever you want to call the mythical ape-like creature. It is well constructed, logical in development, and an easy read.
Oct 17, Gerry rated it really liked it. That really says something, since I rarely read Fiction. Glad I bought the hardbound version off the clearance rack for five bucks.
Ich muss gestehen, dass phikip am Anfang das Buch mehrmals wieder weglegen wollte. The CIA is involved, towards the end of the novel we learn that a downed spy sat crashed in the yeti living space, and that it must be recovered.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Solid, colorful science fiction, but I like Kerr’s straight ahead mysteries better. You just don’t get a lot of Yeti fiction, and certainly not of this quality. Lists with This Book. Intrigue and violence ensue. Their application to the National Geographic Society is turned down, but then reversed by a last-minute financial intervention, supposedly by a new sponsor but actually by Uncle Sam.
Dec 13, Bodosika Bodosika added it. There were some pretty cool and interesting parts, and I did laugh a couple of times! He gives it to a babe paleoanthropologist, Dr. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Their imaginations fired by earlier climbers’ tales of the fabled yeti, Jack and Swift work feverishly to put together funding for a return expedition, though kfrr can’t tell anyone their destination.
I needed a book to read and plucked this from my shelf and began to ewau immediately and at first I didn’t like it that puilip. This article is about the British novelist.
All in all, a nice, pleasant, enjoyable book. This was a fantastic book that delivered magically. Overall a very good premise in a well written novel with some deep flaws that mar this one pretty deeply. Account Options Sign in. Retrieved 13 September