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Dead Mountain: A Nora Kelly Novel

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-six books of both fiction and nonfiction as well as around twenty-nine which have been New York Times bestsellers, along with several reaching the number one position. Preston has worked as an editor for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and has taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Lincoln Child is the co-author with Douglas Preston that wrote a number of bestselling thrillers including Relic, Riptide, and The Ice Limit. Relic was their first novel together and was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures.

In 2008, nine mountaineers failed to return from a winter backpacking trip in the New Mexico mountains. At their final campsite, searchers found bizarre scenes of something that had appeared at the door of their tent so terrifying that it impelled and forced them to flee to death in a blizzard. Through this search, only six bodies were found and these cases were never solved. Two more bodies were found inside a cave, one being a grisly suicide. FBI Agent Corrie Swanson teams up with archaeologist Nora Kelly to investigate what happened on that tragic trip fifteen years ago and find the final victim.

This book was originally published on August 27, 2023

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Originally aired on August 20, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
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