A Novel of Forbidden History

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Thomas Dunne Books

A nine-thousand-year-old conspiracy. Three families. One secret. The epic race to uncover history’s greatest mystery has begun.

Beneath the sparkling blue water of a remote Pacific atoll, a merciless killer stalks an underwater archaeological dig. His goal: to bring his employer---billionaire industrialist Holden Ironwood---an impossible artifact that proves a lost civilization’s knowledge of astronomy was thousands of years ahead of its time.

At the same time, in the Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab in Maryland, haunted young researcher David Weir risks his freedom to identify a handful of people with nothing in common except their nonhuman genes---genes that he shares.

While in the Arctic tundra, a deadly airborne assault on a pipeline crew propels young paleogeologist Jessica MacClary into the innermost circles of her staggeringly wealthy and powerful family as she learns the astonishing secret her ancestors have defended since the beginnings of recorded history.

Now these three strangers on their separate quests to unlock their pasts are unexpectedly driven into violent collision, only to discover that together they hold the key to answering the ultimate question of humanity’s origins---provided the U.S. Air Force doesn’t stop them first. . . .

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling novelists Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens once again bring their unique blend of relentless suspense and cutting-edge science to a page-turning story of adventure that spans the globe and millennia of human history, racing from long-buried ruins in Cornwall and the casinos of Atlantic City to the forgotten caves that protect a shocking revelation that will tear the veil off the true history of humankind.

With a mystery more profound than Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, and scientific speculation more provocative than Michael Crichton’s Next, Search is an adrenaline-fueled, action-packed thriller that goes beyond wild theories of ancient astronauts and sunken empires to suggest a startling new vision of the birth of human civilization.


Read an Excerpt

“Is that human?”
David Weir was dying, and the reason was on his computer, even though he didn’t understand it. His finger moved reflexively to strike the key that would blank the screen, but he stopped himself. Too late.
“Sorry, ma’am. I didn’t know anyone was still here.” He turned, covering his surprise. It was almost ten on a Friday night. Last time he’d looked, all the workstations in the lab’s open office space were empty, computer screens dark. He’d been so lost in his search, he hadn’t heard approaching footsteps—unusual


Praise for Search

Praise for Search:

“This fine archeological quest novel from the Reeves-Stevens duo (Icefire) smoothly blends a fast-moving fantasy plot with a solid scientific backdrop…. Smart, suspenseful writing and a clever concept add up to a compelling read.” –Publishers Weekly

“A combination of thriller and science fiction, the novel should appeal to fans of both genres. It has some nicely developed characters, a tantalizing ancient mystery with potentially devastating contemporary ramifications, and a conclusion that mixes pyrotechnics with jaw-dropping revelations about the history of humankind.” --Booklist

Praise for the Works of Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

“In Icefire, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens have created a hardwired, totally riveting, dare-you-to-put-it-down story of disaster, heroism, and suspense. There’s no need for techno-thriller fans to wait for the next Clancy or Coonts; Icefire is the best suspense novel of its type since The Hunt for Red October.”
---Stephen King

“A fast-paced, high-tech, edge-of-your-seat adventure that is both an excellent whodunit and a nicely woven suspense story tinged with global moral issues for the twenty-first century.”
---The Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska)

“If you’re waiting on the edge of your seat for the next Tom Clancy techno-thriller, then pick up Icefire and hang on.”
---The Denver Post

“Required reading . . . an out-of-this-world thriller sure to quicken the heartbeat.”
---The New York Post on Freefall

“This follow-up of the Reeves-Stevenses bestselling Icefire insures their entre to the techno-thriller elite.”
---Publishers Weekly on Quicksilver

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A Novel of Forbidden History

Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

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