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16th Oct '12 9:44:14 PM Sheora
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''Thunderhead'' is a novel by [[AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]], first published in 1999.

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''Thunderhead'' is a novel by [[AgentPendergast [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]], first published in 1999.
16th Oct '12 9:09:17 PM Sheora
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!!Provides Examples of:!!This novel provides examples of:
15th May '12 2:07:05 PM ccoa
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* ChekhovsLecture: [[spoiler: Nora explains to Smithback how to hear a flash flood coming in the canyons]].

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* ChekhovsLecture: ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Nora explains to Smithback how to hear a flash flood coming in the canyons]].
30th Mar '12 12:56:24 AM Sheora
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never do find out the fate of poor Thurber.
25th Mar '12 11:03:14 PM Sheora
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* ActionGirl: Sloane pilots, rock climbs, rides horses, and has decent skill with a firearm. And these are just the things she actually does in the story. It's mentioned or implied that she does a ''ton'' more such activities at the insistence of her high standard father. Nora doesn't do too bad herself.


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* WellDoneSonGuy: A female version in Sloane. It haunts her that she never seems to live up to her father's expectations of her.
25th Mar '12 10:58:52 PM Sheora
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* VigilanteExecution: Beyoozadin recounts how his family hunted down the skinwalker who killed his grandfather and cursed him. They shot the man in his sleep so they didn't give him any chance to cast further spells or try to escape. He mentions that it "took a great many bullets."
25th Mar '12 10:49:17 PM Sheora
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* PerfectPoison: Corpse Powder [[spoiler: loaded with the Valley Fever fungus in a concentrated amount that can kill within hours of infection.]]
25th Mar '12 10:47:48 PM Sheora
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* MotiveRant: [[spoiler: Sloane goes on a long rant about how Nora ''forced'' her to kill her because she had the nerve to be the leader of the expedition instead of herself.]]
25th Mar '12 10:43:43 PM Sheora
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: After the flash flood fails to kill Nora, Sloane resolves to shoot her and Smithback and throw the in to the waters so people will think they died in the flood anyway.]]

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: After the flash flood fails to kill Nora, Sloane resolves to shoot her and Smithback and throw the in to them into the waters so people will think they died in the flood anyway.]]
25th Mar '12 10:43:11 PM Sheora
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: After the flash flood fails to kill Nora, Sloane resolves to shoot her and Smithback and throw the in to the waters so people will think they died in the flood anyway.]]
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