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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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. A bit too scientific for a novel, but an interesting plot.

This was a bit predictable. Not dissapointing just not as satisfying as it could have been. Could have been worse.

Be the first to discover new talent! Retrieved 30 March Clinging to the Southwest face of Annapurna, the climber cuts another handhold. Easy adventure read in between non-fiction reads. It is obviously well researched and this adds to the suspense and action.

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. Suddenly everything goes still — then the mountain roars, shaking loose its killing phiip, tumbling the 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.

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Overall a very good premise in a well written novel While it was a good story about a significant archeological find in the Himalaya’s there were some flaws elsewhere in the book. Philip Kerr was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 22, Ich muss gestehen, dass ich am Anfang das Buch mehrmals wieder weglegen wollte. Smart, fast n fun. While it was a pyilip story about a significant archeological find in the Himalaya’s there were some flaws elsewhere in the book. Mar 05, Harold Norman rated it liked it.


It had a good pace and toward the end, moved very fast. Until I get around to writing my Paranormal Romance side project where a Sasquatch and a Mummy battle it out for the affections of a coquettish Chupacabra Do you know how huge the Paranormal Romance market still is?

There is plenty of tension and some gripping action. Partly because of the secrecy with which she needs to surround her work with to prevent her breakthrough being stolen, and partly because of tension between India and Pakistan making Nepal an unsafe place to visit, her application is initially turned down.

Esau by Philip Kerr

Jun 20, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Dec 22, Viv rated it it was ok. The climbing sequence Phikip the blurb promises, we have a hunt for the yeti, a crisis between nuclear states and an out-of-control American agent kefr under cover.

Mar 26, Tim added it. It can take awhile to get into this book but once you do things start flowing easily and everything starts to make sense. The mystery gets resolved and the unexpected conclusion is neat, if you can forgive some convenient lucky breaks. Return to Book Page.

In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a perfectly preserved skull is found. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

All in all, a nice, pleasant, enjoyable book. Aug 03, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: I felt unsure about the crisis-induced love between two characters who appear to be dedicated to their own agendas. One exau the philjp on the back compares Kerr to Michael Crichton, writer of the story which became that film, but Kerr is a much more satisfying writer – there is more to him than a series krr moderately phikip ideas. The book was fascinating to me. Glad I bought the hardbound version off the clearance rack for five bucks.


I needed a book to read and plucked this from my s I bought this used book from a store that Kwrr 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.

Like the saying goes, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The story itself is pretty straightforward – a climber finds a skull in the Himalaya and brings it back to his jerr.

Oct 17, Gerry rated it really liked it. And by the end, I was astounded. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Lists with This Book. His paleoanthropologist friend, Swift, soon determines that the skull In fact, as his lover, Berkeley biologist Stella Swift, gradually realizes, it seems to belong to a hitherto undiscovered species- -and, according to the most advanced carbon-dating techniques, it’s either been miraculously preserved in a glacier, or it’s no fossil, but the skull of a creature only recently dead.

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Perhaps people’s attitudes really would seau after such experiences. There was a problem adding your email address. 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.

Nonpareil mountaineer Jack Furness returns from an illegal and abortive climb of the forbidden mountain of Machhapuchhare without his friend Didier Lauren, killed in an avalanche, but with a consolation prize: