Mount Dragon

Mount Dragon Mount Dragon an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest

  • Title: Mount Dragon
  • Author: Douglas Preston Lincoln Child
  • ISBN: 9780765354938
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mount Dragon an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the humanMount Dragon an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.Special lower priced edition available for a limited time.

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  • Douglas Preston Lincoln Child

    Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley Following a distinguished career at a private nursery school he was almost immediately expelled he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle the loss of his two front teeth to his brother Richard s fist and various broken bones, also incurred in dust ups with Richard Richard went on to write The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event, which tells you all you need to know about what it was like to grow up with him as a brother As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home made rockets and incendiary devices mail ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets With a friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn They were local celebrities, often appearing in the Police Notes section of The Wellesley Townsman It is a miracle they survived childhood intact.After unaccountably being rejected by Stanford University a pox on it , Preston attended Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he studied mathematics, biology, physics, anthropology, chemistry, geology, and astronomy before settling down to English literature After graduating, Preston began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as an editor, writer, and eventually manager of publications Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator His eight year stint at the Museum resulted in the non fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, edited by a rising young star at St Martin s Press, a polymath by the name of Lincoln Child During this period, Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, and in the darkened Hall of Late Dinosaurs, under a looming T Rex, Child turned to Preston and said This would make the perfect setting for a thriller That thriller would, of course, be Relic.In 1986, Douglas Preston piled everything he owned into the back of a Subaru and moved from New York City to Santa Fe to write full time, following the advice of S J Perelman that the dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he s given the freedom to starve anywhere After the requisite period of penury, Preston achieved a small success with the publication of Cities of Gold, a non fiction book about Coronado s search for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola To research the book, Preston and a friend retraced on horseback 1,000 miles of Coronado s route across Arizona and New Mexico, packing their supplies and sleeping under the stars nearly killing themselves in the process Since then he has published several non fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie In the early 1990s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead Relic was released as a motion picture by Paramount in 1997 Other films are under development at Hollywood studios Preston and Child live 500 miles apart and write their books together via telephone, fax, and the Internet.Preston and his brother Richard are currently producing a television miniseries for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment, to be aired in the spring of 2000, if all goes well, which in Hollywood is rarely the case.Preston continues a magazine writing career by contributing regularly to The New Yorker magazine He has also written for National Geographic, Natural History, Smithsonisan, Harper s,and Travel Leisure,among otherscmillan author dougla


  • One of the distinct pleasures of reading mass market thrillers of the 1990s is the studied hyperventilating of the passages about computers and digital technology. Authors can't seem to not document every prosaic "keystroke" "typed" by a character."He typed a few brief commandsd waited while the files were copied to the laptop's hard disk. Then he loaded Burt's notes into the laptop's word processor.""He initiated the upload with a few keystrokes, and an access light on the terminal's faceplate [...]

  • As entertaining and exciting as all Preston Child books! Great characters, fun plot and always interesting to read. I would recommend it

  • Great story - fun read. I especially love the last part, in the desert, travelling by horse I don't want to give spoilers, but all I can say is that their experience truly seems like torture.

  • Many of us have dreamed about the CEO of a huge company personally taking interest in us and suddenly removing us from our lowly and often-demeaning jobs within the company and then giving us the ultimate opportunity to give middle management oppressors the virtual finger, so to speak. Well this very thing happened to Carson, a genetic scientist with a Ph.D. who had been working at insignificant tasks as a lower rung lab assistant with no hope of promotion under an extremely petty and insignific [...]

  • Yikes. And that second star is because I'm trying HARD to give it the benefit of the doubt. I understand that this book addressed issues that are evolving at a mind-boggling rate, and this book is two decades old. That being said, even if you look past the alarmist rhetoric and downright wonky notions of technology, it was still lumbering, unfocused, and at times downright goofy. Oh, and don't forget about the blatant misogyny. In this world, women in science and technology are either beautiful [...]

  • Another good thriller from Preston/Child. I always enjoy their books and this one is no exception. This is a combination sci-fi/thriller/western. It includes elements of all of these genres including the main story of the development of a way to change the human genome to eliminate the possibility of getting the flu. Well, this is all good, right? But along the way a nasty mutant flu virus is manufactured that could wipe out mankind (shades of The Stand by Stephen King). This virus came about th [...]

  • This one is scary because it could actually happen. We never know what Pandora's Box we might open when we start tinkering with genes and DNA and the like when it comes to viruses, and this book explores one of the possibilities. It also takes a peek at the darker side of pharma companies in the 'profits over research' attitude. Given the technology exists today to make this a reality should scare everyone, and make us all proceed with caution

  • I like most of the Pendergast novels by Preston and Child this isn't one.It's a competent effort and readable about the risks of genetic experiments and what we may do to ourselves. I didn't find it particularly memorablebut as I said, not a bad read.The scene that sticks particularly in my mind (view spoiler)[comes at the end of the book (the reason for the spoiler warning) as the two scientists die from the genetically engineered virus. (hide spoiler)]

  • Charges of inaccurate science and misogamy aside, this was an absolute thriller. With a little suspension of disbelief, allow yourself to be drawn into the complex plot and fascinating characters and you'll be unable to put the book down. With unrelenting pace, the book propels readers into a top secret genetic engineering lab in White Sands region, as the protagonist (specialist in viral capsules) tries to solve a genetic puzzle and decipher a series of strange happenings that point to internal [...]

  • Not great, but not bad either. Got a little bored, but stuck it out and finished. I have read it beforears ago, but could not remember any of it so just like reading it for the first time. Won't keep the paperback to read again though. Too many other books just waiting to be discovered.

  • I Don't know how I missed this one. Except for the slightly dated technological stuff it was a great read. As with any Preston/Child novel, the reader must suspend their disbelief. Once that is out of the way, the authors have a sure hand when it comes to ratcheting up the suspense. It's not necessarily twists and turns so much as putting the character in life threatening circumstances and prolonging the resolution of the danger. The plot here involves a scientist, Guy Carson, who is working a s [...]

  • One of the early books written by the co-efforts of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. A young man named Guy Carson works for a drug company on the East coast in a mundane assignment. In school he was a star student in genetic engineering. One day he gets a call from the owner of the company and he is offered a job working at their secret lab in the deserts of New Mexico. He is told it is for the alteration of the flu gene and the company wants to alter the gene so they can create a flu vaccine [...]

  • Another "Oh, I've read this before!" experience after picking this up in an airport bookstore. Happily it was long enough ago (pre-) that the rediscovery was fun! A good balance of science and action, with just enough character development to hold it together without becoming a soap opera. Two small irritants: 1. The fat-shaming aimed at one of the scientists was completely unnecessary; it was fine that she was irascible and described as being a large woman, but they went too far by being specif [...]

  • I do not know why I never read Mount Dragon before now but I think its one of my favorite books from Preston and Child .I know I have a lot of favorites but this one really entertained me and I was talking about it to everyone I know . If you're like me and am interested in biotechnology than this is the book for you -I had heard this compared to outbreak but its nothing like that and way better . This book was a joy to read and I would recommend it to anyone who is fascinated by biology , biote [...]

  • I really enjoyed the descriptions of New Mexico with the desert and the mountainous areas. The scenario of a deadly flu seems very realisitic. I know through some geneology research that epidemics such as flu and diphtheria have been very common throughout history. The description of a virtual world that was created displaying scenes and people sound like technology that is currently available perhaps on a more sophisticated level. Alot of action and some interesting characters make for a good a [...]

  • For the most part I really enjoyed this novel. The technology was a bit dated with dial up internet, but that happens to authors from time to time. The idea of playing with genes in an attempt to make a better world also has the potential to destroy the world is one still relevant today. The threat of a pandemic is one that will probably stand the test of time. There was a stretch just before the end of the book where things got a bit off topic and far fetched but the ending was pretty good and [...]

  • I usually love Preston and Child's work. My fave is Cabinet of Curiosities. This one fell short for me. It seemed stretched out like the author was trying to keep a certain word count. Reading this was like running alongside a sprinter--fast at the start then peters out as it goes. I was slightly disappointed.

  • Meh, a somewhat interesting sci/fi-thriller about genetic engineering gone awry. Somewhat dated - written in 1996, the conceptions of internet capability and virtual reality seem somewhat archaic, now. But still an enjoyable enough book, with some fantastic elements that seem dated and others that seem over-the-top . . .

  • This being their second book together (first after their Pendergast debut) is more of a medical/techo thriller. Lots of that jargon also. But, later in the story, and the part three ending, you get more of their adventure action your used to seeing. Not one of their best, but enjoyable getaway. 3.5 stars.

  • One of the best Doomsday Virus stories I've read. I don't give 5 stars often. But this story was engaging from beginning to end. Would make a good movie.

  • My least favorite of their books by far. I finished it begrudgingly, but it was too long and didn't ever suck me in like their books usually do. Part of it was my dislike for the main character, a cowboy/ranch hand type. I didn't really like or care about any of the characters, who were all kind of negstive and terrible, and there were a lot of racist and sexist undertones that I wasn't into. The most likeable, giving character, was the "evil" CEO who was supposed to be the antagonist. A lot of [...]

  • 4 1/2 *. Mount Dragon is Preston/Child's 2nd novel. It is a medical thriller involving a brilliant medical scientist who hopes to invent a serum to prevent flu in everyone; but must fool around with the genetic makeup of human beings. The possible destruction of the human race could result. Guy Carson and Susana de Vaca work together to learn exactly what the experiments going on at the Mt. Dragon laboratory in the desert of New Mexico. Good guys vs bad guys. Good vs Evil. Mt. Dragon is definite [...]

  • Mount Dragon takes us on a journey from east coast to New Mexico, deep in the desert to a dangerous lab. Within Mount Dragon, top scientists are working on a genetic cure for all strains of the flu, with an extremely deadly version of it. What starts out as good will and helping mankind quickly degenerates to madness and a rush to save mankind from the very cure they were trying to create. It's a little technical and dragging at times, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed it though it took a while s [...]

  • I am not quite sure whether I liked it or not. Maybe because I am reading a medical / sci-fi type novel after a VERY long time. Have not had this opportunity since I last read the ones that were so amazingly written by Michael Crichton. I finished this one yesterday and the story is still sinking in. The more I think about it the more I am drawn towards the writing style of Preston and Child. 4 star because I get the feeling that in a couple of days I will have quite certainly 'really liked it' [...]

  • Compelling and timely read!I found this impossible to put down! Between the reality of scientific research and development and the greedy,power-seeking nature of humankind this could be a prophetic warning! Hopefully there are enough people who have a better understanding and appreciation of the dangers inherent in mankind playing God to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening.

  • Doomsday Fiction!The story is fascinating. I could not put the book down and the audiobook made it more interesting and vibrating. I would recommend this book.The review could not be less than five. The author put you into the scene, making you feel the emotions of the events surrounding the personages.

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