Seven Ancient Wonders

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Pan Books, 2006 - Adventure stories - 527 pages
26 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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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

This was an action-packed fun adventure book which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book has everything; intrigue and conspiracy, heroes and bad guys, clever plot twists, well researched locations, great humor and non-stop action. This was my first Matthew Reilly book but it won't be my last. Read full review

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

From the first word on the first page this book takes you on an action packed roller coaster ride with Jack West Jr., Lily and an ensemble cast of characters. Their team, assembled from mismatched ... 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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