The Ark

The Ark

A Novel

Book - 2010
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In national bestselling author Boyd Morrison's debut, the unraveling of one of the greatest archeological mysteries from the bible--Noah's Ark--could threaten civilization itself in this blockbuster hailed by James Rollins as "a stunning thriller."

When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah's Ark--the artifact her father had long been searching for--and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke--a man she's never heard of.

Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off Newfoundland. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig's landing pad and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. No sooner is Dilara safely on the rig than she convinces Tyler the crash was no accident. Tyler agrees to help her uncover the secret behind Noah's Ark and, more important, her father's disappearance. As the picture begins to come into focus, they realize they have just seven days to find the Ark before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again.

With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament's great mysteries.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439181799
Branch Call Number: FICTION Morrison Boyd 05/2010
Characteristics: 420 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 28, 2014

This exact story has been published under two different titles by two different publishing companies. One titled: The Ark - another titled: The Noah's Ark Quest. Despite the title change, this is a great book. It's packed with action and suspense. By far, it's one of the most exciting books I've ever read. There isn't a single boring page! The Ark (aka The Noah's Ark Quest) is a great modern take on an "Indiana Jones" type of adventure.

Jul 23, 2012

Similar to a James Rollins novel, but not as good. Trying to locate Noah's Ark and stop a maniac from ending all human life on Earth is a tall order for Dilara Kenner and Tyler Locke.

Mar 03, 2011

Be prepared to suspend your disbelief, but this is an entertaining archaeological thriller with a dash of religion thrown in. The book moves fast and from location to location and was far better than I thought based on the fairly generic title and basic plot outline.


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