Empire of Gold (Wilde/Chase 7) Paperback – 26 May 2011
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"No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down."--"Northern Territory News, " on "The Pyramid of Doom
"Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review), on "The Hunt for Atlantis"
"Adventure stories don't get much more epic than this."--"Daily Mirror" (U.K.)
No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down. "Northern Territory News, " on "The Pyramid of Doom
Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review), on "The Hunt for Atlantis"
Adventure stories don t get much more epic than this. "Daily Mirror" (U.K.)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTISSee all Product Description
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I downloaded this to my kindle and decided to leave it to read later (lake saving your favourite chocolate in the box) and found myself chomping at the bit to get to it. It doesn't disappoint. I was stuck tonight on my commuter run for 2 hours longer than usual and was so engrossed I hardly noticed.
It's escapism of the finest quality. If you are new to these books it is best to read them in order as there is a theme and references to previous storylines. I am now regretting almost finishing this book as there isn't another out yet. These would make great films.
So...outing number seven for our highly irreverant ex-SAS Eddie Chase and his DNA-enhanced, overly intelligent, archeologist wife, Nina. McDermott's covered off all the problematic bases in order to generate these high octane novels - brains, beauty, fighting skills, political nous, uncomplicated opinion and a sense of wise-cracking, derring-do that this genre of airport novel needs. Once that's all out of the way then it's a case of diving straight into the action. I seriously think McDermott is trying to match Matthew Reilly, but someone's had a quiet word in his ear and said that Reilly is just TOO fantastical. Let's inject a modicum of reality into the plot. It actually results in McDermott, I think, being able to steal Reilly's crown with this latest novel. It's better than the "Five/Six/Seven trilogy" though a true comparison would be with Reilly's "Temple".
Eddie and Nina have left India behind and take a couple of days to gulp some coffee, get annoyed with each other in their tempestuous (yet loving) relationship before finding a reason to helicopter themselves as fast as possible to find firstly Paititi, then El Dorado, deep in the Peruvian rainforest. This time we have another upper-crust boor as the arch-enemy (a lot of McDemott's arch-villians come from the safety of English aristocracy) - Stikes, whom we meet in a lengthy prologue during Eddie's time in Afghanistan, a man with the morals of a psychopath and the greed of Midas. McDermott also choose to introduce us to Eddie's father, Larry, demonstrating a paternal/filial relationship that's more strained than a used teabag.Read more ›
Add to this a superb plot outline, some cracking prose and one hell of a break neck pace and it's a title that is difficult to put down. All in add a huge story arc, a huge underlying plot and danger coming from all directions which leaves this a title that will more than fill a good few hours of reading pleasure.
" Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott. When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artifacts, they are stunned to realise that the artifacts hold clues to the location of a lost Inca settlement hidden somewhere in South America. As Nina and Eddie dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that finding the settlement may only be the start of their incredible quest. One which, astonishingly, may lead them to one of the greatest legends of all time: El Dorado -- the mythical city of gold. Nina and Eddie are desperate to locate the fabled city. But they are not alone in their search. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, they face corrupt soldiers, murderous revolutionaries and ruthless drug lords who will stop at nothing to obtain the city's treasures. With so much at stake, what price will they pay for the greatest of fortunes? "
Still so many legends across the globe for our daring duo to uncover, but for me this picked up the pace where the last one had dropped it a bit, there seemed a slight lethargy to Sacred Vault that isn't here in Empire of Gold.
This is a true blockbuster rollercoaster ride from start to finish, if someone could afford the special effects Nina and Eddie would make Hollywood legends to rival Indiana Jones and theme park rides to thrill at Universal.
This book is never going to be literary award winning material but it is a true turn your brain off sit back and enjoy the ride fodder, and i for one love these books, with Andy McDermott right at the head of the pack for skill in writing these blockbuster adventure stories. (Parm)
Rex Grainger - the author of Elixir Stone
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Typically Andy McDermott Wilde/Chase plot. Good story, Entertaining.Published 5 months ago by RobWUK
Fantastic! Better than I was expecting! Spine in perfect condition, pages were yellowed by thats age for you, and there was no other damage at all! Delivery was also very fast! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charley Hall
Another good read from Andy McDermott - pleased that this book arrived in good timePublished 7 months ago by Radio Fan
Very exciting and answers some questions from previous books.Published 8 months ago by strphanie reid