Douglas Preston, the #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, presents this collection of the most jaw-dropping true stories from his career as a journalist and explorer.
What's it like to be the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that's been sealed for thousands of years? What horrifying secret was found among the prehistoric ruins of the American Southwest? What lies hidden in the booby-trapped Money Pit on Oak Island? What unnamed “overwhelming force” killed nine skiers at Dyatlov Pass? Who really was the infamous the Monster of Florence?
Douglas Preston's journalistic explorations have taken him from the jungles of Honduras to the haunted countryside of Italy. He was granted exclusive journalistic access to the largest tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and he broke the story of the extraordinary mass grave of animals killed by the asteroid impact that ended the age of the dinosaurs. When he hasn't been co-authoring bestselling thrillers featuring FBI Agent Pendergast, Preston has been writing about some of the world’s strangest and most dramatic mysteries.
With a preface by David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon, The Lost Tomb brings together an astonishing and compelling collection of true stories about buried treasure, enigmatic murders, lost tombs, bizarre crimes, and other fascinating tales of the past and present.