Old Bones

Old Bones

May 30, 2022

I had a nice reading experience this past week when I finished a new book called Old Bones, written by Preston & Child. Well, to be honest, it is not a new book being a few years old, but it was new to me.

The book is what I call an archeology thriller, if that is even a real category. I place some of my favorite authors in that category, including Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Nick Thacker, and Preston & Child. There are many others, but those are some of my favorites.

The high-level premise of the book is an archeological expedition to find and excavate the lost camp of the Donner Party. Yes, that Donner Party. You know the one in the 1800s when they took a wrong turn crossing the USA and ended up snowbound for the winter and were forced to resort to cannibalism.

Well, flash forward to modern-day and we have a character who has found the diary of one of the members of the Donner Party. In this diary, she tells the story in detail about the whole tragedy. This information included the fact that one of the members of the party was transporting a fortune in gold coins worth 20 million in today’s world.

From this new information, an expedition is started to find and excavate the site with a side mission to find the gold. So, off they go into the woods on their mission. One thing leads to another and some of them get gold fever, a few people get killed, and the mission goes south.

Found this book to be very entertaining and suspenseful. I found the story to be believable, which is scary, considering it is a true story about cannibalism. I highly recommend that you take the time to read this story. It does not disappoint!