Douglas Preston is a famous science fiction writer,which specializes in the genres of technotriller and mystical horror. Most of all, he is known for works written in collaboration with Lincoln Child. In addition, Douglas Preston is also a successful journalist.
Douglas Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in the cityCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America. Douglas moved to Claremont, where he enrolled in a local college for the specialty "English Literature", which he graduated with honors.
After the completion of the training, Douglas Preston workedin the American Museum of Natural History, located in New York. There he most of the time served as editor, and then got promoted to the publication manager. In parallel, he taught English literature at the University of Princeton.
However, the beginning of a writer's career is connected with the museum. Just there he was inspired to write his first book, after which other works followed.
At the peak of success, Preston Douglas came out in the ninetiesyears, when he teamed up with the above-mentioned Lincoln Child to write exciting works - action-packed fantasy novels. To date, the writer continues to produce new books, and also writes in a number of leading journals of the world
Preston Douglas wrote a lot of books for his life,but the most popular was the series about Alois Pendergast, written in collaboration with Lincoln Child. The most outstanding and famous was the first book of the series, called "Relict".
The plot is tied to arrival in the AmericanMuseum of Natural History (in which Preston worked) a new exhibit from South America. And right after that, a series of mysterious deaths begins in the museum. And these are murders that are so bloody and ruthless that it becomes immediately clear - the murderer can not be a man. And the investigator Pendergast has to find out who is behind all this.
It was this novel that became the most famous in thisauthor, like Douglas Preston. The books that followed him also received great recognition, especially the second and third part of the series, "Reliquary" and "The Cabinet of Curiosities", in which the theme begun in the first part continues to develop.
Another series, which Preston wrote inco-authorship with Child is "Gideon Crewe". This is not such a large-scale series. It still includes four works, the last of which is written in 2016. But where did it all begin?
The first book of the series was the work "The SwordGideon ", which tells how the talented hacker Gideon, who steals the greatest works of art, hacked the most impenetrable computer protection and skillfully avenged the murderers of his parents, becomes an agent of the US special services, which entrust him with the task of delivering important information to the Japanese physicist who is dying right before the meeting.
And the plot of the book twists around how Crewe conducts his investigation of this case.
What other works did Douglas Preston write? The books of the author are mostly co-written with Child, so it's worth looking at those works that Douglas created on his own.
This series, launched in 2005, iscreativity of Preston himself, without the support of Child. The first book, entitled "The Tyrannosaurus Canyon," tells how a famous antiquarian dies, leaving a secret cipher to an accidental witness. He begins to try to unravel the code, but does not even suspect that he is becoming the target just because he became the owner of these treasured figures.
What does this code hide?The main character hopes to find an answer to this question from a monk living in a distance from civilization. It turns out that this monk - an experienced CIA cipher, who retired. Will he be able to help the protagonist?
Naturally, these are just a few examplesthe most famous books of this author. A total of several dozen books came out from under his pen, but the Pendergast series is still the most popular. It already has twenty parts, and twenty-one is on the way. It is reported that it may be on sale at the end of 2016 or early 2017.