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Timeline:

by Michael Crichton

Random House Publishing Group | October 24, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago. . . .

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: October 24, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345417623

ISBN - 13: 9780345417626

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Timeline:

Timeline:

by Michael Crichton

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: October 24, 2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345417623

ISBN - 13: 9780345417626

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He should never have taken that shortcut. Dan Baker winced as his new Mercedes S500 sedan bounced down the dirt road, heading deeper into the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona.  Around them, the landscape was increasingly desolate: distant red mesas to the east, flat desert stretching away in the west.  They had passed a village half an hour earlier- dusty houses, a church and a small school, huddled against a cliff- but since then, they''d seen nothing at all, not even a fence.  Just empty red desert.  They hadn''t seen another car for an hour.  Now it was noon, the sun glaring down at them.  Baker, a forty-year old building contractor in Phoenix, was beginning to feel uneasy.  Especially since his wife, an architect, was one of those artistic people who wasn''t practical about things like gas and water.  His tank was half-empty.  And the car was starting to run hot.           "Liz," he said, "are you sure this is the way?"         Sitting beside him, his wife was bent over the map, tracing the route with his finger.  "It has to be," she said.  "The guide-book said four miles beyond the Corazon Canyon turnoff."         "But we passed Corazon Canyon twenty minutes ago.  We must hav
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In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago. . . .

From the Jacket

In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago. . . .

About the Author

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, and Airframe. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

From Our Editors

Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Hannah, age 14, London, ON

After receiving a plea for help from their professor, a group of archaeological students travel back 652 years in time to rescue him. Here's the catch; they have to find him amidst the vast sea of ancient people, successfully navigate an alien landscape and avoid most of the serious predicaments of the era and they have only 37 hours to do so. Once again Michael Crichton pulls off an ingenious novel. Timeline captures the full meaning of action-packed and holds you captive throughout. The characters are genuine and the setting is written just as realistically. Dramatic and thrilling, Timeline is the perfect book for those who long to visit the past and who love to look to the future. Carefully researched, the story convinces you that these events are all within the realm of possibility. Soon you're enjoying the ride so much that you can't stop to analyze how you wound up there.

Editorial Reviews

"COMPULSIVE READING . . . BRILLIANTLY IMAGINED."
--Los Angeles Times

"EXCITING . . . CLASSIC ADVENTURE . . . [A] SWASHBUCKLING NOVEL . . . CRICHTON DELIVERS."
--USA Today

"MORE SCREAMS PER PAGE . . . THAN JURASSIC PARK AND THE LOST WORLD COMBINED. . . . THE PACE WILL LEAVE MANY BREATHLESSLY GRASPING FOR OXYGEN MASKS."
--San Diego Union-Tribune
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