The hunt for an artefact stolen from a Tibetan monastery forms the centre of this fast, easy, escapist read. The shape and capabilities of the item are not known but it is reputed to have the power to end the world … of course!
Perched like a black crow on a crag in the most hostile depths of the Himalayas stands a monastery. For a thousand years the monks have kept guard. Now their sanctum has been violated, the secret carried off. After a millennium of hiding from the world, the guardians of the treasure will have to turn to an outsider for help.
Luckily Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is no stranger. Having trained body and mind in Tibet, he knows the land well. But neither he nor his ward, Constance, are prepared for the truth about what the monks have been protecting.
The pursuit of the stolen artefact takes Pendergast and Constance far from the snowy wastes, to where the largest-ever ocean liner is preparing for her maiden voyage. As Pendergast and Constance board, they know they are joined by a cargo of secrets and murderers. As the ship slips into the night, it becomes a deadly race to recover the secret of the monks, or blackness to threaten to fall not just over the ship, but the wider world…
A stunning dance of death and mystery, THE WHEEL OF DARKNESS takes the most unusual investigator around on his most thrilling case yet…
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Author:||Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Adventure,|
Douglas Preston was born in Massachusetts in 1956. Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle and the loss of his two front teeth to his brother's fist.After graduating, Preston worked at the American Museum of Natural History. His stint at the Museum resulted in the non-fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic, edited by a young star at St. Martin's Press, Lincoln Child. When Preston gave Child a midnight tour of the museum, in the darkened Hall of Dinosaurs, under a looming T. Rex, Child turned to Preston ...More About Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child