Seven Deadly Wonders (Paperback)
|Author: Matthew Reilly|
|The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ice Station" is back in high gear on the greatest treasure hunt of all time--a headlong race to find the seven wonders of the ancient world.|
From the Publisher:
AN ANCIENT SECRET . . . A TEAM OF HEROES . . . THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
A legend of the ancient world decrees that every 4,500 years, a terrible solar event will wreak worldwide destruction . . . but whoever sets the Golden Capstone atop the Great Pyramid at Giza will avert disaster and gain the ultimate prize: a millennium of world dominance.
Now the Sun is turning once again and nation will battle nation to retrieve the missing Capstone . . . but a group of small nations, led by super-soldier Jack West Jr., bands together to prevent any one country from attaining this frightening power. Thus the greatest treasure hunt of all time begins -- an adrenalinefueled race on a global battlefield.
From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Great Egyptian Pyramid itself, unlock the thrills of
SEVEN DEADLY WONDERS
Matthew Reilly's SEVEN DEADLY WONDERS is a thrilling treasure hunt of global proportions. Several nations are in an action-packed race to recover the remnants of the "Golden Capstone." In ancient times, the Capstone was placed atop the Great Pyramid at Giza to ward off flood and drought during the "Tartarus Rotation", a solar event that occurs ever 4,500 years. Years ago, Alexander the Great broke the Capstone into seven pieces and hid them amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. As legend has it, whoever can piece the Capstone back together and again place it atop the Great Pyramid will be rewarded with world domination. Cut to the modern day, and the United States, European Union, a group of Islamic Militants, and a handful of other groups racing to recapture the pieces and get them to the Pyramid. Another faction, led by the book's hero--the Australian Jack West Jr.--is composed of members of several nations, none of whom think that one single nation should have such ultimate power. With non-stop action in rapid-fire sequences, SEVEN DEADLY WONDERS is Indiana Jones at a wild, frenetic pace.