David Gibbins has worked in underwater archaeology all his professional life. After taking a PhD from Cambridge University he taught archaeology in Britain and abroad, and is a world authority on ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities. He has led numerous expeditions to investigate underwater sites in the Mediterranean and around the world. He currently divides his time between fieldwork, England and Canada.
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Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will be unable to resist this thrilling new Jack Howard action adventure from Sunday Times bestseller David Gibbins. Underwater archaeologist Jack Howard is back with a dangerous mission to uncover a shocking secret which could rewrite history...In 1890, a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in an ancient underground complex, and swears that he stumbled upon an incredible collection of gold, treasure, and thousands upon thousands of jars filled with papyri. Dismissed as a madman who has lost his mind in the desert, his story was lost to the world. Until now...When a colleague of Jack Howard's stumbles across the soldier's story, the mention of a 'blinding shaft of light' captures Jack's attention and resurrects the forgotten ramblings. With the political situation in Egypt at boiling point, Jack and his team risk everything in a treacherous archaeological expedition to find the truth. Their mission will take them across the globe, down to the darkest depths of the Red Sea, and back through Egyptian history to the bloody reign of Akhenaten, the Sun-Pharaoh - and keeper of a devastating secret...
Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will love the thrilling new Jack Howard action adventure from Sunday Times bestseller David Gibbins. 1351 BC: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh rules supreme in Egypt...until the day he casts off his crown and mysteriously disappears into the desert, his legacy seemingly swallowed up by the remote sands beneath the Great Pyramids of Giza. AD 1884: A British soldier serving in the Sudan stumbles upon an incredible discovery - a submerged temple containing evidence of a terrifying religion whose god was fed by human sacrifice. The soldier is on a mission to reach General Gordon before Khartoum falls. But he hides a secret of his own. Present day: Jack Howard and his team are excavating one of the most amazing underwater sites they have ever encountered, but dark forces are watching to see what they will find. Diving into the Nile, they enter a world three thousand years back in history, inhabited by a people who have sworn to guard the greatest secret of all time...
October 2011 eBook of the Month. A thrilling standalone sequel to Atlantis, David Gibbins' international bestseller of high-action adventure, marine archaeology and the exploration of one of history's most fascinating and enduring mysteries.Think Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown - that's what David Gibbins has served up in the adrenalin pumping all action conspiracy adventure.
The Gospel of the title is reputed to have been written during Jesus’ life by an eye witness, so as authentic as it comes. Naturally the Catholic church want it to remain hidden. Through a series of dangerous excavations, history being rewritten, one clue leading to another and lots of action, we follow this improbable but highly enjoyable quest in a well-structured, really good read. Comparison: Dan Brown, Steve Berry, James Rollins.
His first novel, Atlantis, was a natural for Dan Brown fans to move on to. This stars the same underwater archaeologist whom I imagine is the author’s alter ego. The background research is stunning adding real depth to a great gung-ho tale. It’s Indiana Jones territory, the most enormous fun.Similar this month: None.Comparison: Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, Matthew Reilly.
Those seeking an absorbing thriller after The Da Vinci Code will not go far wrong with this. It hasn’t got quite the same controversial premise but there is plenty of history to absorb here, all laced around underwater exploration and deciphering ancient hieroglyphics. It is fascinating and gripping. Comparison: Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Similar this month: None, but try Dan Fesperman or Paul Carson
Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's successors, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio's success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy - for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family - in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus - who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man's fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome's warriors and citizens used to cheat death.
INQUISITION is the latest thrilling novel from Sunday Times bestselling author David Gibbins. Jack Howard will be tested to his limits on the trail of the fabled Holy Grail. '[The] Da Vinci Code of the deep sea' Daily Express 258 As the blood of martyred Christians runs through Rome's catacombs, Pope Sixtus entrusts their most sacred object to a devoted follower. Soon after, the Holy Grail disappears into the darkness of time. 1684 While overseeing the evacuation of the English colony of Tangier, Samuel Pepys attempts to retrieve a treasure which has resurfaced after more than a thousand years. Meanwhile, a Jewish merchant is tortured by the Altamanus, a secret group determined to locate the Grail. PRESENT DAY A wreck off the Cornish coast reveals clues to a mystery that marine archaeologist Jack Howard had thought beyond solving. He embarks on an epic quest that takes him to the sunken ruins of the pirate city of Port Royal in Jamaica. But the spectre of the deadly Inquisition dogs his every step, and Jack must face a descent into hell itself if he is to uncover the greatest reward in Christendom.
From the author of the bestselling ATLANTIS comes a thrilling novel of buried secrets, age-old mysteries and a conspiracy surrounding the fabled Ark of the Covenant. 'What do you get if you cross Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? Answer: David Gibbins' Mirror 586 BC The ancient world is in meltdown. The Babylonians have ravaged the Holy Land, and Jerusalem has fallen. In desperation, the temple priests look to the greatest navigators ever known to save their holiest of treasures. 1943 A group of Allied codebreakers, under Churchill's direct command, work to stop a top-secret exchange between the Nazis and the Japanese. Yet even they know nothing of the ancient artefact hidden on board a ship whose fate they have just sealed. Present-day Marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his friend Costas undertake a dangerous dive hunting for Nazi gold in a wreck perched on the edge of the continental shelf. What they glimpse there leads Jack to piece together the truth of one of the greatest ancient voyages of discovery, one whose real purpose he could scarcely have imagined. Jack must fuse past and present as he never has done before in a terrifying final showdown on a desperate mission for humanity.
The fall of Rome was just the beginning. A new empire will rise . . . AD 439: the Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. With shocking speed a Vandal army has swept through the Roman provinces of Spain and north Africa, conquering Carthage and threatening Roman control of the Mediterranean. But a far greater threat lies to the east, a barbarian force born in the harsh steppelands of Asia, warriors of unparalleled savagery who will sweep all before them in their thirst for conquest - the army of Attila the Hun. For a small group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious British monk, the only defence is to rise above the corruption and weakness of the Roman emperors and hark back to the glory days of the Roman army centuries before, to find strength in history. But then they devise a plan of astonishing audacity that will take them to the heart of darkness itself, to the stronghold of the most feared warrior-king the world has ever known. In the showdown to come, in the greatest battle the Romans have ever fought, victory will go to those who can hold high the most potent symbol of war ever wrought by man - the sacred sword of Attila.
Ez Fabius Petronius Secundus romai legionarius es centurio - valamint hadvezere, Scipio Aemilianus - felemelkedesenek tortenete: a makedonok elleni elso csatajatol, amely megpecseteli Nagy Sandor birodalmanak sorsat, az Eszak-Afrikaban vivott, mindenre kiterjedo haboruig es Karthago ostromaig.Scipio sikerei csodlatot s tiszteletet vltanak ki, de egyben kapzsisgot s fltkenysget is fialnak - legszorosabb szvetsgeseitA l legelkeseredettebb ellensgeiig.s ott van mg Julia is, a Caesar csaldbl - a kiszmthatatlan lny, aki Scipit szereti, de annak vetlytrsval, Paulusszal jegyzetk el -, aki csf viszly kivltja lesz. Vgl Scipinak egyetlen krdsre kell csak vlaszolnia: mi mindent kpes felldozni a ltomsrt, amit Rmrl alkotott?
Der offizielle Roman zum brandneuen Teil des Strategieklassikers. Fur Echtzeitstrategiefans ist die Total-War-Gamereihe vor allem aufgrund der historischen Hintergrunde ein echter Leckerbissen. In der Romanserie zu "e;Total War"e; werden diese geschichtlichen Szenarien in stimmungsvolle Geschichten verpackt. "e;Attilas Schwert"e; entfuhrt den Leser in die kriegerische Zeit des 5. Jahrhunderts, als die zivilisierte Welt vor den Hunnen erzitterte.
ROMA ELESTE CSAK A KEZDET VOLT. EGY UJ BIRODALOM BONTOGATJA SZARNYAIT. AD 439: A Romai Birodalom az osszeomlas szelere sodrodik. Hispania es Eszak-Afrika romai provinciain egy vandal sereg zudul at megdobbento gyorsasaggal, leigazza Karthagot, es Romanak a Foldkozi-tenger feletti uralmat fenyegeti. Am ennel is nagyobb veszely kozeledik keletrol, egy barbar hadero Azsia zord sztyeppeirol, paratlanul verszomjas harcosok, akik mindenkit elsopornek, aki hoditas utani vagyuk utjaban all - Attila, a hun serege.Romai katonak es egy titokzatos brit szerzetes alkotta kicsiny csapat az egyetlen, amely a romai csaszarok zullottsege es gyengesege fole emelkedik, es a romai sereg evszazadokkal korabbi dicso napjaiba nyul vissza, hogy a tortenelembol meritsen erot. Hogy vegul olyan megdobbentoen pimasz tervvel rukkoljon elo, ami magaba a sotetseg szivebe repiti oket, a legrettegettebb harcos-kiraly erodjebe, akit a vilag valaha is ismert. Az elkovetkezo leszamolasban, a legnagyobb utkozetben, amelyet Roma valaha is vivott, a gyozelem azoke lesz, akik a haboru leghatalmasabb jelkepet, amelyet valaha is kovacsoltak, a magasba tudjak emelni - Attila szent kardjat.
Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will be unable to resist this thrilling new Jack Howard action adventure from Sunday Times bestseller David Gibbins. Underwater archaeologist Jack Howard is back with a dangerous mission to uncover a shocking secret which could rewrite history... In 1890, a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in an ancient underground complex, and swears that he stumbled upon an incredible collection of gold, treasure, and thousands upon thousands of jars filled with papyri. Dismissed as a madman who has lost his mind in the desert, his story was lost to the world. Until now... When a colleague of Jack Howard's stumbles across the soldier's story, the mention of a 'blinding shaft of light' captures Jack's attention and resurrects the forgotten ramblings. With the political situation in Egypt at boiling point, Jack and his team risk everything in a treacherous archaeological expedition to find the truth. Their mission will take them across the globe, down to the darkest depths of the Red Sea, and back through Egyptian history to the bloody reign of Akhenaten, the Sun-Pharaoh - and keeper of a devastating secret...
THE ATLANTIS COLLECTION brings together bestseller David Gibbins' unputdownable first three novels featuring underwater archaeologist Jack Howard. Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will thrill to this stunning collection. In ATLANTIS, Jack Howard uncovers what could be the key to the lost island during a dive in the Mediterranean. This astounding discovering is beyond Jack's wildest dreams, but it has devastating consequences. Jack finds himself in a terrifying game of life and death that could destroy thousands of lives.In CRUSADER GOLD, a dive for a lost Crusade treasure in Istanbul and an unearthed medieval map in an English cathedral library together have the power to alter history. A thrilling but lethal quest takes Jack Howard back to the greatest of Viking Conquerors, to the fall of the Nazis and the darkest secrets of the modern Vatican. In THE LAST GOSPEL, Jack Howard is on the hunt to unravel the story of one last Gospel left behind in the age of the New Testament. This extraordinary secret has the power to shatter the foundations of the Western World and endangers Jack like never before.
Karthago, 146 vor ChristusDies ist die Geschichte des Zenturios Fabius Petronius Secundus und dessen Aufstieg zur Macht. Von seiner ersten Schlacht gegen die Mazedonier, die das Schicksal Alexanders des Groen besiegelte, bis hin zum groen Krieg in Nordafrika und der Belagerung Karthagos. Die Erfolge des zielstrebigen Fabius bringen ihm schon bald Bewunderung und Respekt in den hchsten Kreisen Roms ein. Aber auch Neid und Missgunst. Nicht selten werden so aus engen Freunden erbitterte Feinde. Dann ist da noch Julia, Mitglied der Csaren-Familie, die sowohl Fabius als auch dessen rgsten Rivalen Paullus umgarnt und somit Anlass fr eine blutige Fehde ist. Fr Fabius stellt sich im Grunde nur eine Frage: Wie viel ist er bereit fr seine Vision Roms zu opfern?
Jack Howard becomes part of a terrifying legacy and a race against time, in the action-packed new adventure from bestselling author David Gibbins. Greece. 1876. Heinrich Schliemann, the great archaeologist, raises the Mask of Agamemnon and makes a mind-blowing discovery. Determined to keep it a secret until the time is right, he then dies. Germany. 1945. The liberation of a concentration camp reveals clues to lost antiquities stolen by the Nazis. But the operation is covered up after a deadly secret surfaces. Northern Aegean. Present day. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard discovers a shipwreck, part of the war fleet of Agamemnon, king of the Greeks, and soon becomes embroiled in a desperate chase across Europe against a ruthless enemy...
India. 1879. Lieutenant John Howard witnesses something so unspeakable it changes him for ever. His subsequent disappearance is never solved. Egypt. Present day. Marine archaeologist Jack Howard makes an astonishing discovery on a deep-sea dive. What's the connection? Jack Howard doesn't know yet. But he's about to find out. This isn't just a treasure hunt; it's a desperate search for the truth. A truth that will unlock the mystery of Jack's great-great grandfather's disappearance. A truth so compelling Jack's pursuit is almost unstoppable. Almost. A formidable enemy from Jack's past has appeared in his present, and this enemy will stop at nothing to protect its earth-shattering secret.