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Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
  

Seven Ancient Wonders

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Drawing lines between American capitalism, Islamic fundamentalism, the Jewish fears and the powers of the oracle and mystics, this is a race-against-time thriller with the hidden sections of an ancient stone the goal. It's pure escapist Indiana Jones territory with some ingenious traps and snares set by the Ancient Egyptians causing dreadful havoc to our daring group. Non-stop action. Great stuff.

Similar this month: None but try Richard Doyle.
Comparison: Clive Cussler, David Gibbins, Bill Napier.

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Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly

It is the biggest treasure hunt in history with contesting nations involved in a headlong race to locate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

4500 years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat at the peak of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, reputedly capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global power. But then it was divided into seven pieces and hidden, each piece separately, within the seven greatest structures of the age.

Now it's 2006 and the coming of a rare solar event means it's time to locate the seven pieces and rebuild the capstone. Everyone wants it – from the most powerful countries on Earth to gangs of terrorists . . . and one daring coalition of eight small nations. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack West Jr, this determined group enters a global battlefield filled with booby-trapped mines, crocodile-infested swamps, evil forces and an adventure beyond imagining.

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'More action, hair-raising stunts and lethal hardware than you'd find in four Bond movies. Reilly is the hottest action writer around' Evening Telegraph

About the Author

Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly wrote his first book, CONTEST, in 1994 whilst attending the University of New South Wales. It was rejected by every major publishing company. This caused Reilly to self-publish 1,000 copies using money borrowed from his family. Reilly went to a bookstore in Sydney and asked if he could place the copies on one of their book shelves. They accepted the offer . Very shortly after, the books had sold out and the owner of the bookstore called Reilly to order more books. One copy was read by Pan Macmillan, who immediately signed Reilly up to write ICE STATION, which became an international bestseller. Since then, he has been published in over fifteen countries, including Norway, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and China. Reilly's main influences include Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and possibly Art Bell.

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Publication date

3rd December 2010

Author

Matthew Reilly

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: 18

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780330525589

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