Impact - Douglas Preston


By Douglas Preston

  • Release Date: 2010-03-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 281 Ratings)


In Douglas Preston's Impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia... to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.

A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater.

A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.

High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars... and it appears to have been activated.

Sixty hours and counting.

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  • Top-notch page turner

    By Waynmethod
    An excellent pulse-pounding read. One of the author's best !
  • Please make this book into a movie, As Is! Could be Awesome

    By MHarrisNC
    Great read....and would make a Great Movie.
  • Impact

    By Boyd-CT
    Excellent book!
  • Wonderful!

    By Bemidji3
    An excellent story! Well written and a page turner.
  • Loved it!

    By Mike1209348756
    Super fast-paced, engaging, and fun. Though slightly less technical, the book is written in style similar to Michael Crichton in the sense that it is almost all-consuming of the reader, and the author treats the reader as smart and interested in well-developed plot elements.
  • Impact

    By NelsonW21
    What I like the most about preston and child is there real world writing style. The obscene language is real world stuff. A crazy, meth addicted, killer, would not be using proper English! Let alone not cursing!! If you want watered down villains and Disney like character behavior then this book is not for you. That being said.... The story line was far different then what I had originally thought it was going to be. That being said, I really enjoyed the premise of the book. Preston and child have a way with writing about the supernatural and mysterious things that make it believable and very exciting. Loved the book. Very fast and entertaining read!!!
  • Impact - very good

    By Mr. Do!
    Impossible to put down
  • Impact

    By dude1986
    Slow read for the first couple hundred pages or so. Foul language took away from what was otherwise a good read.
  • Excellent

    By LADunning
    Fantastic novel from beginning to end!!
  • Impact

    By Johnpris
    Good plot. Easy to follow. I would recommend it as a good read ...Pris in DE