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The Reckoning

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
From Publishers Weekly
Long (Year Zero, etc.) delivers a suspenseful, tightly written tale of a nightmarish journey into the dark past—and present—of Cambodia's former killing fields. Molly Drake, a would-be photojournalist, accompanies a U.S. Army-led search for the bones of a pilot shot down during the war. She meets Duncan O'Brian, an archeologist at a local dig, and John Kleat, who has come back to the country repeatedly, seeking his brother's remains. When bones unexpectedly turn up, Molly photographs them, breaking her agreement with the army not to take pictures of bodies. The captain in charge dismisses her along with O'Brian and Kleat, and the trio make their way to an ancient, fog-enshrouded Angkor-like city where they have evidence an army patrol went missing years ago. They soon find themselves lost in a labyrinth of ancient stone, in circumstances that quickly grow as dire as those in which the patrol evidently found itself. Long's considerable knowledge of Cambodian folklore and history is put to good use as he superbly depicts the war-scarred country, its people and its beautiful, hazardous landscape—lush, verdant, strewn with land mines, studded by bones. Although the inner lives of the characters are not as detailed as they could have been, the author's use of supernatural elements is subtle and effective, and adds an extra dimension to this solid, coolly told, smoothly paced narrative.
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Jeff Long
ISBN: 0-7862-7023-3 / 978-0-7862-7023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Jeff Long
ISBN: 0-7434-6300-5 / 978-0-7434-6300-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: A Thriller
Author(s): Jeff Long
ISBN: 1-4516-1332-6 / 978-1-4516-1332-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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April 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: A Thriller
Author(s): Jeff Long
ISBN: 0-7434-6301-3 / 978-0-7434-6301-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Jeff Long
ISBN: 1-4165-1470-8 / 978-1-4165-1470-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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July 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Jeff Long
Publisher: Atria Books
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July 2004 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Jeff Long
Publisher: Atria Books
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