Esau [Philip Kerr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The accidental discovery of a mysterious fossil skull unleashes a political and scientific. An electrifying discovery in the high Himalayas sends a group of scientists— complete with the requisite bad apple— scurrying for traces of the. Esau by Philip Kerr – book cover, description, publication history.
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Three hundred miles away in the Punjab, Pakistan and India rattle their nuclear arsenals, edging ever closer to catastrophe. And in a lab on the Berkeley campus, a paleoanthropologist learns that what she took to be a fossil find of the first order is in fact the scientific discovery of a lifetime — proof of an alternate line of hominid development.
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Preview — Esau by Philip Kerr. Esau by Philip Kerr. In his most dazzling thriller to date, Philip Kerr dsau a tale of high adventure in which science, politics, and human frailty combine to take us on a stunning foray into the nature of man. Clinging to the Southwest face of Annapurna, the climber cuts another handhold. Suddenly everything goes still — then the mountain roars, kert loose its killing load, tumbling the In his most dazzling thriller to date, Philip Kerr spins a tale of kfrr adventure phillp which science, politics, and human frailty combine to take us on a stunning foray into the nature of man.
Suddenly everything goes still — then the mountain roars, shaking loose its killing load, tumbling the climber before it. In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a perfectly preserved skull is found. A fossil phikip a long-ago era, it is neither ape nor man. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign puilip. To ask other readers questions about Esauplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Jun 23, Michele Witte rated it it was amazing. This was a fantastic book that delivered magically. It interwove science with adventure and was a great piece of fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about hominoids as well as imagining the fsau snowman, a little differently from the Scooby Doo version.
I wish there had been a little more character development, some of the characters were flat and unecessary, but was still a great book. Dec 13, Bodosika Bodosika added it.
Esau is a book about Yeti and anthropology and though to an extent very educative but in my view it is somewhat boring I give it 2star. Jun 20, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: It’s been a while since I read anything, fiction or non-fiction, about the yeti, or Abominable Showman, or Bigfoot, or whatever you want to call the mythical ape-like creature. I don’t know if such a creature exists – I doubt it – but if it does, it’s probably in some secret valley or underground chamber, hidden from humans, safe from detection.
That’s Philip Kerr’s theory in this pleasant and readable novel. Renowned mountain climber Jack Furness an unfortunate name for a protagonist finds a s It’s been essau while since I read anything, fiction or non-fiction, about the yeti, or Abominable Showman, or Bigfoot, or whatever you want to call the mythical ape-like creature.
Renowned mountain climber Jack Furness an unfortunate name for a protagonist finds a skull deep inside a cliff in the Himalayas. He gives it to a babe paleoanthropologist, Dr. Stella Swift, who investigates it and concludes it is a fairly recent specimen that belonged to a yeti. Looking for fortune and glory, Swift and Furness assemble a team and set up a camp in the Himalayas, in the dead of winter, to find a yeti.
However, the India-Pakistan conflict is about to explode into war, and a CIA that is desperate for philiip information inserts a ketr on the team, but we don’t know who it is though it’s easy to guess. The team is a few hundred miles from any potential war zones, but the operative’s job is information and reconnaissance, lerr to search for an important object I can’t give it away that the U.
So that’s the plot. A bit thin, perhaps, but the action is brisk once the team finds a yeti and the characters are interesting and likeable. No really deep theme or message, other than man destroys everything he touches, so sometimes it’s best to let things stay undiscovered. Kerr does make an issue of Swift’s atheism, but kerg do much with it.
All in all, a nice, pleasant, enjoyable book. Glad I bought the hardbound version off the clearance rack for five bucks. Jul 29, John Bowen rated it it was amazing. You just don’t get a lot of Yeti fiction, and certainly not of this quality.
Puilip I get around to writing my Paranormal Romance side project where a Sasquatch and a Mummy battle it out for ker affections of a coquettish Chupacabra Do you know how huge the Paranormal Romance market still is?
This Michael Crichtonesque thriller is a romp. The discovery of a skull by a climber leads to an expedition to seek out ‘ol Big Foot himself. I prefer Phill You just don’t get a lot of Yeti fiction, and certainly not of this quality.
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I prefer Phillip Kerr’s lighter work. This shares GridIron’s tone. Smart, fast n fun. There was even talk of a Disney movie around the time it came out.
If you’ve enjoyed any Michael Crichton you’re sure to enjoy this. Right, back to my project; you see the Sasquatch gives off these pheromones, which are irresistible to Chupacabras, but the Mummy, boy is he ripped, seriously, I mean, ladies fan your faces You can find him here on GoodReads, and his published work at Amazon. View all 4 comments. Oct 17, Gerry rated it kerg liked it. Adventure in the Himalayas, this one gives you the thrill of high peaks, high espionage, high international tension that may or may not result in nuclear war and, if that’s not enough, say hi!
Aug 24, Jeremy Hornik rated it it was ok.
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I kept thinking, really? I’m good with fantasy but somehow the intrusion of a yeti into a technothriller was just too goofy for me. Also, I had trouble telling all the secondary characters apart Bernie Gunther convinced me to pick this up thrift store style but that cynical German bastard sold me a bill pgilip goods.
The book was fascinating to me. It was humorous philiip times, and had me laughing aloud. I don’t think that it is a book for everyone. Readers who are interested in anthropology, should enjoy the novel.
Sep 12, Carl rated it really liked it. Good missing link read. Easy adventure read in between non-fiction reads.
Apr 22, Granny KiP rated it really liked it. Very interesting and thought provoking hypothesis.
Oct 14, Sue rated it really liked it. I enjoyed the characters. Jul 02, Ches Torrants rated it liked it. As the blurb promises, we have a hunt for the yeti, a crisis between nuclear states and an out-of-control American agent working under cover. I must confess that I skipped through some of the awkward chunks of exposition. Academics rehearse sequences of previous research and theory. Members of the expedition jerr introduced one after another, with too many biographical details to memorise.
Equipment is listed with technical details, probably authentic but overpowering to read. The climbing sequence As the blurb promises, we have a hunt for the yeti, a crisis between nuclear states and an out-of-control American agent working under cover.
The climbing sequences sound convincing, but I have no technical knowledge of this area. There is plenty of tension and some gripping action. The mystery gets resolved and the unexpected conclusion is neat, if you can forgive some convenient lucky breaks. I felt unsure about the crisis-induced love between two characters who appear to be dedicated to their own agendas.
Perhaps people’s attitudes really would change after such experiences. In any case, I enjoyed the book. Feb 19, Chuck rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved the detail and science that went into this story. It is obviously well researched and this adds to the suspense and action. A mountaineer, his sherpas, and an adventurous group of scientists set off on a mission to capture a Yeti abominable snowman. Not everyone on the journey is who or what they say they essu Lots of adventure, suspense, and excitement.
There are quite a phiip good characters, but I ended up rooting for Rebecca and Esau!