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Andy McDermott
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15 April 2010 Wilde/Chase

In Andy McDermott's brilliant new novel, Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are on the hunt for the lost pyramid of Osiris...

The incredible secret of the Great Sphinx of Egypt is about to be revealed. An archaeological dig is preparing to open the Hall of Records, a repository of ancient knowledge hidden beneath the enigmatic statue.

But on the night of the unveiling student Macy Sharif makes a shocking discovery: a religious cult already raiding the Hall of Records to find the location of the mythical Pyramid of Osiris. Framed by corrupt officials, she goes on the run, trying to reach the only people who can save her before she is silenced - permanently.

Discredited, jobless and broke, archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase have problems of their own - until Macy's plea for help sends them on a deadly quest across the globe as they try to reach the mysterious pyramid before Khalid Osir, the charismatic leader of the Osirian Temple. But is the cult's motive purely greed... or something more sinister?

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (15 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755377451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755377459
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy McDermott is the bestselling author of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over 30 countries and 20 languages. His debut novel, The Hunt For Atlantis, was published in the UK in 2008; on its US publication the following year it became his first of several New York Times bestsellers. He is also the author of the explosive spy thriller The Persona Protocol, and the first in a planned series of short stories about celebrity sleuth Leviticus Gold.

His eleventh novel, the Wilde/Chase adventure Kingdom Of Darkness, goes on sale in August 2014, and he is currently working on the next book in the series.

Andy's novels have received critical acclaim for their epic globetrotting scope and non-stop thrills, described as "pulse-racing adventure" (Northern Echo) with action scenes that "explode off the page" (Daily Express), while Andy himself has been called "a new master of the genre" (Le Figaro) and "a writer of rare cinematic talent" (Daily Express).

A former journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time author. Born in Halifax, he now lives in Bournemouth.

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Book Description

The fifth thrilling novel from Andy McDermott in which Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase must help a young archaeologist locate a lost pyramid if they are to stop a cult determined to find it for their own nefarious reasons.

About the Author

Andy McDermott works as a freelance writer 'and occasional cartoonist'and in a previous incarnation was magazine editor for, amongst others, DVD Review and the iconoclastic film magazine Hotdog. Andy was born in West Yorkshire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cult Of Osiris 5 Nov 2009
Book 5 of the Nina Wilde / Eddie Chase series was released early in many parts of the country and I was delighted to find it at W H Smith in Penzance.

If you know Andy McDermotts' books then you'll be pleased to know that this is more of the same. If you don't know Andys' books then think James Bond meets John McClane meets Lara Croft meets Michael Bay meets relentless action sequences and you're half way there.

The action in this book floats between Egypt, New York, Paris and Switzerland and, again, the pace is frenetic. Car chases, gun fights, punch ups, religious cults, booby traps and lost secrets all crop up to give you a joyous escape from the 9-5.

The baddies are suitably nasty, the plot interesting and the action will have you turning the pages like there's no tomorrow.

*****************Potential spoiler alert******************

However, during my reading of this book I was constantly thinking that Nina and Eddie are always "safe" and maybe that weakens some of the tension? Authors such as Vince Flynn, Matthew Reilly and James Twining have killed off recurring characters in their respective series of books and this has not diminished their sales / stories. Maybe it's time for Andy to do the same to keep things fresh?

I'm aware that these books are about Nina and Eddie but to add to character development how would one cope without the other? Just a thought.

Bottom line: Andy once again creates an exciting, interesting and enjoyable read. Popcorn entertainment at its best and I look forward to the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun but suspend reality 12 Aug 2010
By MrsMe
This is a good book in that it's fast-paced and the history bits provide a bit of extra interest, but think of it much like a James Bond film - leave reality at the door! Quite how many explosions/gunfights/spinning helicopters two people can get into and out of without a scratch and without being arrested is something you just have to skim over. A good holiday read, but not sure I'll be buying any more of the series as I imagine they'll be exactly the same just in a different location/chasing a different mythical 'prize'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Adventure 17 May 2011
By Maz
Despite the predictability of the story it was a good read. These adventures are all pretty much the same but there is just something about them that keeps you reading and wanting to read the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling 2 Jun 2014
By Beccy
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I couldn't put the book down. fantastic writer. I have read some of the other books in the series and definitely will be reading more
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5.0 out of 5 stars well done 13 May 2014
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the author knows how to keep you interested from the start , all the way to the end as usual
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book lots of action 11 April 2014
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A good story with plenty of action. My only criticism is that after reading the previous 4 books, it became predictable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good read 11 Feb 2014
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Once you pick this book up, you cannot put it down until the end.
I have read most of his books and would recommend them.
Family are now reading them, they take them off my bookshelf and go home with them
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5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING 18 Nov 2013
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Well I admit I had never heard of McDermott, a friend gave me a book to read and I have been hooked ever since.I like the way he centres his books around Nina and Eddie it kind of makes you more part of it a bit like knowing them. He keeps you entertained with the thrills and often humor spills of Eddie. That guy surely can not find insurance cover. Have a read it is a fun book another that keeps you hanging on every turn of the page.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very readable escapism
Published 22 days ago by Jane Gibbons
3.0 out of 5 stars Leave reality at the door
Although a good read,But as usual they find this sacred thing then the vilains step in then they fight over it and Most of times DR Nina ets kidnapped Eddie saves her,Bottom line... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Hamza
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding performance
Once again Nina and Eddie pull of the impossible, the pages had to keep turning until the finale brilliant reading.
Published 12 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars fab as usual
very good book easy the read, love the content bout egypt as i ave bit to the country, cant wait to read the next.
Published 15 months ago by lizzy25
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Action Book
I started reading this on holiday, and I was blown away with the action sequences, they felt like I was really in the book....... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. C. Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cult of Osiris
Another excellent book from Andy McDermott, who like Scott Mariani seems to write the stories that hold me rooted to the book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Colin Longstaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great read that kept my interest throughout. I find it good that the charactures are maintained throughout this series showing consistency in the storyline.
Published 19 months ago by Pam of Freginals
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced!
Another great book by Mr McDermott, # 5 in the Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase series.
This is a fast paced, action packed, roller coaster of a book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amethystlady64
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