Esau [Philip Kerr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The accidental discovery of a mysterious fossil skull unleashes a political and scientific. An electrifying discovery in the high Himalayas sends a group of scientists— complete with the requisite bad apple— scurrying for traces of the. Esau by Philip Kerr – book cover, description, publication history.

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A fun and enjoyable read, a modern take on the Yeti of the Himalayas. Bergsteiger Jack verliert im Himalaya einen Freund, findet dort aber gleichzeitig einen Verwandten: I don’t know if such a creature exists – I doubt it – but if it does, it’s probably in some secret valley or underground chamber, hidden from humans, safe from detection.

Good missing link read.

Dec 13, Bodosika Bodosika added it. Not dissapointing just not as satisfying as it could have been. He died of cancer on March 23, at the age of Hard to complain about a thriller that references Jared Diamond. A fossil from a long-ago era, it is neither ape nor man.

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And by the end, I was astounded. Esau is a book about Yeti and anthropology and though to an extent very educative but in my view it is somewhat boring Starts out scientific and interesting, but rapidly devolves ohilip a cheesy, preposterous Saturday-afternoon movie. Very interesting and thought provoking hypothesis. So that’s the plot. There were some pretty cool and interesting phipip, and I did laugh a couple of times!

Return to Book Page. The CIA, which has its own strategic interest in the region, needs to insert an agent into Esak without disturbing the fragile current truce between India and Pakistan–and without telling Jack and Swift. That really says something, since I rarely read Fiction.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m good with fantasy but somehow the intrusion of a yeti into a technothriller was just too goofy for me.

Kerr, whose last thriller The Grid, recalled Michael Crichton at his slickest, far outstrips his model in this mix of Himalaya derring-do with a breathtakingly well-informed command of mountain-climbing hardware, primate biology, and philosophical speculations on the riddles of evolution. Preview — Esau by Philip Kerr.

Great read, highly recommend to anyone with an interest in cryptozoology, or just an interest in great thrillers. I felt unsure about the crisis-induced love between two characters who appear to be dedicated to their own agendas. In an ice cave high in the Himalayas, a perfectly preserved skull is found. Perhaps people’s attitudes really would change after such experiences. Kerr was born in EdinburghScotland, where his father was an engineer and his mother worked as a secretary. I must confess that I skipped through some of the awkward chunks of exposition.

If Esau had continued to live up to the promise of its first half, it would have been an excellent thriller, but the implausible politics make it unsatisfying.

Suddenly everything goes still — then essau mountain roars, ewau loose its killing load, tumbling the climber before it. Aug 05, Ian rated it liked it Recommended to Ian by: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Busse, III rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course, they mount an expedition to search out the origin of the skull and the story takes off from there.


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Jul 02, Ches Torrants rated it liked it. Aug 03, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 24, Jeremy Hornik rated it it was ok. This article is about the British novelist. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Solid, colorful science fiction, but I like Kerr’s straight ahead mysteries better.

Want to Read saving…. But the stereotypical treatment of the female scientist what is it with genre writers and women with long red hair and “emerald green” eyes, oh, and sensual mouths. A bit too scientific for a novel, but an interesting plot. Retrieved 30 March The story tells of climbing, a bit of science, and is entertaining. I kept thinking, really? He was best known for his Bernie Gunther series of 13 historical thrillers and a children’s series, Children of the Lamp, under the name P.

Jun 23, Michele Witte rated it it was amazing.

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I wish there had been a little more character development, some of the characters were flat and unecessary, but was still a great book. Glad I bought the philio version off the clearance rack for five bucks.

So as Jack and Swift, together with their crew of scientists and Sherpas, head upcountry to the treacherous Machhapuchhare and the yeti’s footprints, CASTORP prepares to execute his mission, and anyone who gets in its way.