Summer of the Dragon

Summer of the Dragon

by Elizabeth Peters

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Overview

A good salary and an all-expenses-paid summer spent on a sprawling Arizona ranch is too good a deal for fledgling anthropologist D.J. Abbot to turn down. What does it matter that her rich new employer/benefactor, Hank Hunnicutt, is a certified oddball who is presently funding all manner of off-beat projects, from alien conspiracy studies to a hunt for dragon bones? There's even talk of treasure buried in the nearby mountains, but D.J. isn't going to allow loose speculation—or the considerable charms of handsome professional treasure hunter Jesse Franklin—to sidetrack her. Until Hunnicutt suffers a mysterious accident and then vanishes, leaving the weirdos gathered at his spread to eye each other with frightened suspicion. But on a high desert search for the missing millionaire, D.J. is learning things that may not be healthy for her to know. For the game someone is playing here goes far beyond the rational universe—and it could leave D.J. legitimately dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812507546
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date: 02/15/1989
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.

Hometown:

A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois

Education:

M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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Summer of the Dragon 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
luv2readDB More than 1 year ago
I LOVE ELIZABETH PETERS BOOKS AND THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. GREAT STORY. EASY READ. GOOD FOR A SUMMER DAY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Originally published in 1979, Summer of the Dragon has aged remarkably well. The mystery is fun, and protagonist DJ is a hoot. I love her running internal monologue, especially her ruthless skewering of crackpot archaeological theories. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
trinityM82 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First person narrative of anthropology student's summer spent in the Arizona desert at the ranch and in the company of a rather eccentric millionaire who has discovered a priceless cache of turquoise and the oldest Native American settlement yet discovered and needs scholarly collaboration before he can report his findings to the academic community as he has been shown a fool for his wild flights of fancy before. There is a bit of a romance between the millionaire's secretary who is a self-confessed fortune hound though we find that he is a much better man than he makes himself out to be and our intrepid heroine. She loves food and is hell on wheels.
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