The Scorpion's Tail

The Scorpion's Tail

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A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death.

She brings in archaeologist Nora Kelly to lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, a rictus of horror frozen on his face. On the corpse lies a sixteenth century Spanish gold cross of immense value.

When they at last identify the body - and the bizarre cause of death - Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on one of the most defining, frightening, and transformative moments in American history.
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ISBN: 9781538720059

Published Date: January 1, 2021

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 401

Size: 9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00"

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Fiction