Seven Ancient Wonders

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Pan Books, 2006 - Adventure stories - 527 pages
8 Reviews

It is the biggest treasure hunt in history with contesting nations involved in a headlong race to locate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

4500 years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat at the peak of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, reputedly capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global power. But then it was divided into seven pieces and hidden, each piece separately, within the seven greatest structures of the age.

Now it's 2006 and the coming of a rare solar event means it's time to locate the seven pieces and rebuild the capstone. Everyone wants it - from the most powerful countries on Earth to gangs of terrorists . . . and one daring coalition of eight small nations. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack West Jr, this determined group enters a global battlefield filled with booby-trapped mines, crocodile-infested swamps, evil forces and an adventure beyond imagining.

'More action, hair-raising stunts and lethal hardware than you'd find in four Bond movies. Reilly is the hottest action writer around' "Evening Telegraph"

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so bad I had to keep reading it

User Review  - nycbooklover - Borders

Couldn't believe this book actually got published. SO over the top that it was almost like a fantasy story. If I had a nickel for every ' ! ' that was used, I could buy enough books to last a year. No ... Read full review

Fun, fast read

User Review  - devinmd - Borders

If you enter this book looking for fast-paced, don't-have-to-think-too-hard fun, then you will love it. For fans of Indiana Jones-type action adventure, Matthew Reilly is the best. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Matthew Reilly, born and still resident in Sydney, studied law before turning his pen to fiction. His previous novels, Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7 and Scarecrow have been massive bestsellers in every continent.

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