Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth PetersSummer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters

Summer of the Dragon

byElizabeth Peters

Mass Market Paperback | July 31, 2012

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A good salary and an all-expenses-paid summer spent on a sprawling Arizona ranch is too good a deal for fledgling anthropologist D.J. Abbot to turn down. What does it matter that her rich new employer/benefactor, Hank Hunnicutt, is a certified oddball who is presently funding all manner of off-beat projects, from alien conspiracy studies to a hunt for dragon bones? There's even talk of treasure buried in the nearby mountains, but D.J. isn't going to allow loose speculation—or the considerable charms of handsome professional treasure hunter Jesse Franklin—to sidetrack her. Until Hunnicutt suffers a mysterious accident and then vanishes, leaving the weirdos gathered at his spread to eye each other with frightened suspicion. But on a high desert search for the missing millionaire, D.J. is learning things that may not be healthy for her to know. For the game someone is playing here goes far beyond the rational universe—and it could leave D.J. legitimately dead.

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a ...
Title:Summer of the DragonFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062119729

ISBN - 13:9780062119728

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable. This is one of my Grandma's favourite books - she's been mentioning it for years, telling me that everyone she knows from 14 to 98 has loved it - and I figured it was about time to find myself a copy. I've never read anything by Elizabeth Peters before but I'll definitely be reading more because this book was hilarious and very well written. There were a few elements of the story that I didn't love but I just reminded myself that the book was written in the late 70s and nothing was bad enough to hinder my enjoyment of the story; it's actually got a surprisingly modern feel to it for being written almost 40 years ago.
Date published: 2016-12-21