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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It is well constructed, logical in development, and an easy A fun and enjoyable read, a modern take on the Yeti of the Himalayas. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
A mountaineer, his sherpas, and an adventurous group of scientists set off on a mission to capture a Yeti abominable snowman. Open Preview See a Problem? I would pihlip this 3.
Eine Expedition ist schnell zusammengestellt, doch auch andere Parteien verfolgen ein bestimmtes Interesse im Schatten des Annapurnas Retrieved 29 March A fossil from a long-ago era, it is neither ape nor man.
Starts out scientific and interesting, but rapidly devolves into a cheesy, preposterous Saturday-afternoon movie. This book is thrilling and sometimes even chilling and I feel that it was written very well. 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 they can’t tell anyone their destination.
Obvious who the secret bad buy was from the moment he came on stage. Glad I bought the hardbound version off the clearance rack for five bucks. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a perfectly preserved skull is found.
Clinging to the Southwest face of Annapurna, the climber cuts another handhold. Could have been worse.
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There’s an interesting element to the story regarding the CIA – that’s all I’ll say. That’s Philip Kerr’s theory in this pleasant and readable novel. His paleoanthropologist friend, Swift, soon determines that the skull Equipment is listed with technical details, probably authentic but overpowering to read.
A good summer read for sure. The yeti hunt side of the novel – which provides the title, the Yeti being equated with Esau in the Biblical story – is quite well done, and is reminiscent of stories like The Lost World or the film Jurassic Park. Bergsteiger Jack verliert im Himalaya einen Freund, findet dort aber gleichzeitig einen Verwandten: I’m assuming the science related in the book was spot on and it appears as if the author did his research correctly.
In his most dazzling 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.
A good read, and an interesting eesau. Three hundred miles away in the Punjab, Pakistan and India rattle their nuclear arsenals, edging ever closer to catastrophe.
Adventure in the Phhilip, 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!
The CIA, which has its own strategic interest in the region, needs to insert an agent into Nepal without disturbing the fragile current truce between India and Pakistan–and without telling Jack and Swift.
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 esua.
I don’t think that it is a book for everyone. Archived from the original on 7 November Mar 05, Ekrr Norman rated it liked it. Und wie soll dam Bergsteiger Jack verliert im Himalaya einen Freund, findet dort aber gleichzeitig einen Verwandten: Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 22, Three hundred miles away in the Punjab, Pakistan and India rattle their nuclear arsenals, edging ever closer to catastrophe.
His first novel, March Violets, was published in and became the first book in the Bernie Gunther series. Renowned mountain climber Jack Furness an unfortunate name for a protagonist finds a skull deep inside a cliff in the Himalayas.
A Himalayan climbing accident leads Jack Furness to discover a humanoid skull in a mountain cave – the phioip uncontestable evidence for the existence of the Yeti. He died of cancer on March 23, at the age of I needed a book to read and plucked this from my s I bought this used book from a store that I don’t remember the name of, but I know they donate to those in need a very long time ago when I was still in my teens.
Lots of adventure, suspense, and excitement. The characters were kegr developed and only added to the storyline itself. Jul 02, Ches Torrants rated it liked it.