A secret scroll remains hidden deep in an ancient sanctuary. It is guarded by a sacred order who await to unleash its true powers and bring doomsday upon mankind. Only one man - Dr. Thomas Lourds, the world’s foremost scholar of ancient languages, who we first met in the bestselling novel The Atlantis Code - can safely bring this secret scroll to its rightful place in history. Lourds soon becomes the focus of a deadly manhunt, taking him from Istanbul through Eastern Europe, right to the heart of the Vatican, where the forces of good and evil will collide…
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If you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code, The Atlantis Code will take you to a new level of mystery, wonder, adventure and excitement. This book will enthrall you and at the same time connect you in a very intimate way with the mystery of your sacred existence. (Deepak Chopra)
Short, gripping chapters move the action from Egypt to Russia to Africa to London. Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code. Look out, Dan Brown, Brokaw can play this game a lot better than most of your imitators. ( Booklist Review)
In the 19th century, the equivalent of a blockbuster movie was a tense, thrilling novel, often told in serial form. We tend to forget that the modern novel need not be anything more significant than excellent entertainment, which is the perfect description of Charles Brokaw's The Atlantis Code. ...A rollicking adventure, with nonstop action and suspense. Readers can only hope that Brokaw is prepared to send Professor Lourds on further quests. ( Publishers Weekly)
A winning combination of all the ingredients an adventure addict could want: great action, intrepid archeologists, dark conspiracies, cliffhangers, and a real sense of wonder. (Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of PAUL OF DUNE and author of THE EDGE OF THE WORLD)
Brokaw's hero is Indiana Jones without the whip. Who knew archeology could be so exciting? Wonderful entertainment. (Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of THE TRAITOR)
Storytelling doesn't get much better than this. I've set this one aside to read again! (David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of THE EXPEDITER)
The author is a well-known figure in the literary community with many awards and books to his credit. He's been a university professor, a teacher, a little league coach, and a rodeo cowboy. He's a frequent speaker who has given lectures at such widely divergent places as the CIA, West Point, and science fiction conventions. He lives in the Midwest with his family.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141047585