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7 deadly wonders

by Reilly, Matthew.

Format: Large Print 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Large Print LP F REI
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP F REI
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn ancient times, a Golden Capstone was placed atop the Great Pyramid at Giza during a rare solar event called the Tartarus Rotation. Once every 4,500 years, the superhot Tartarus sunspot aligned itself with Earth and caused immense worldwide flooding and sun-scorching. When the Capstone sat atop the Great Pyramid, no such damage occurred. In 2006, the Tartarus Rotation will come again . . . but the Capstone is nowhere to be found.Available onl in Basic 7.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Some readers might look at Reilly's new novel as a calculated attempt to cash in on the success of The Da Vinci Code and its ilk. Someone with a less-cynical spirit will see it as a wildly fast-paced, hugely entertaining caper novel. The story is perfect for the big screen, assuming certain logistical and plausibility problems can be solved: a small international team of commandos, plus a scientist and a 10-year-old girl, dash around the world in a retrofitted Boeing 747. Their objective: to navigate through ancient traps set by an Egyptian architect and find the far-flung, long-lost Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and, with them, the seven pieces of the golden capstone of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Their competitors: large, heavily armed contingents from the U.S. And Europe. At stake: the fate of the world. Many thriller writers are accused of producing first-draft screenplays that pretend to be novels. Reilly, on the other hand, writes movies in book form: his storytelling is almost purely visual, made up of scenes that leap off the page and project themselves on the screen in the reader's mind. Combine that with likably larger-than-life characters and an engaging, no-frills prose style, and you have a novel that grabs readers by the hand and pulls them along until they're out of breath. It is impossible (even for hard-core cynics) not to love this big, boisterous, action-filled adventure. --David Pitt Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Full-stop "Screams. Splashing. Crunching. Blood" punctuate and come to epitomize Reilly's (Area 7; Ice Station) latest video game-style thriller about a race to find the seven pieces of the Golden Capstone that once sat atop the Great Pyramid at Giza. Two millennia ago, Alexander the Great broke the Capstone into seven pieces and hid them in the seven ancient wonders of the world. According to legend, whoever finds and replaces them during a rare solar event called "Tartarus Rotation" (predicted for March 20, 2006) could secure a thousand-year reign of absolute power. The race is on, and among the contenders are the United States, a coalition of European nations (and the Vatican), an Islamic terrorist group, and a team of smaller nations (including Canada, Ireland and New Zealand) led by the novel's hero, Australian Jack West Jr., a next-generation Indiana Jones. The Europeans, goaded by evil Jesuit Francisco del Piero, and the U.S., headed by Jack's nemesis Col. Marshall Judah, want the Capstone for their own aggrandizement, while Jack's noble team believes it's too potent to belong to any one superpower. The "greatest treasure hunt in history"-a nonstop roller-coaster ride that lurches around the globe-might make a summer blockbuster-if American audiences will swallow their compatriots as the baddies. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Jack West Jr. series
Book 3.5 is a prequel
#1 - Seven deadly wonders
#2 - The Six sacred stones
#3 - The Five greatest warriors
#4 - The Four legendary kingdoms
#5 - The Three secret cities
Subjects Seven Wonders of the World -- Fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Architecture, Ancient -- Fiction.
Antiquities -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2006
Edition Large print ed.
Other Titles Seven deadly wonders
Language English
Description 647 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN 0786284005 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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