Bold and brilliant former-Monk-turned-CIA-operative Wyman Ford returns in #1 Bestselling author Douglas Preston’s THE KRAKEN PROJECT, combining real science, the technology of Artificial Intelligence, and more, with nonstop twists and turns. Booklist has given it a Starred review, saying “Preston’s latest solo novel takes a wildly implausible premise and turns it into a very entertaining thriller… his characters are so compelling, his storytelling so persuasive, that we buy it all completely…Bravo.”
About the Author:
Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley.
Preston has continued an active career in journalism, contributing to such magazines as the New Yorker, Smithsonian,National Geographic, Harper’s and the Atlantic.
In the year 2000, Preston moved with his family to Florence, Italy, to write a murder mystery set in Tuscany. Instead of writing the novel, however, he became fascinated by the story of a serial killer named il Mostro di Firenze, the Monster of Florence. He teamed up with an Italian journalist, Mario Spezi, who was an expert on the case. In 2008 they published a nonfiction book,The Monster of Florence, which was a huge bestseller, spending four months on the New York Times list. The book won numerous journalism awards in both Italy and the United States. It is currently under development as a film, starring George Clooney, who will play the part of Preston.
Preston has published a number of solo novels, including Tyrannosaur Canyon, Blasphemy, and Impact. His recent novel with Lincoln Child, Cold Vengeance, hit #1 on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
Preston was Co-President of International Thriller Writers and serves on the Board of Governors of the Authors Guild. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Long Rider’s Guild. In 2011, Pomona College conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.
He counts in his ancestry the poet Emily Dickinson, the early sexologist Robert Latou Dickinson, and the infamous murderer and opium addict Amasa Greenough. He divides his time between New Mexico and Maine.