Seven Deadly Wonders

Seven Deadly Wonders

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A prediction that promises ultimate power to whomever restores the Golden Capstone, an ancient Egyptian structure that protected people from global flooding before it was broken and scattered by Alexander the Great, prompts a brutal competition among top nations, terrorists, and a coalition. By the author of Contest and Ice Station. 125,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code in this nonstop action-packed thriller about the greatest treasure hunt of all time—a headlong race to find the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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 adrenaline-fueled 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.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780743282413
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: 7 deadly wonders

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Yavin
May 07, 2019

A fun fast-paced adventure to recover the pieces of the golden capstone of the Great Pyramid and save the world from celestial destruction. Fun characters, intriguing traps engaging villains. The first in the "Jack West Jr." series, it's still enough of a stand-alone. It feels very Indiana Jones with Da Vinci Code like conspiracies mixed in.

SPPL_János Mar 12, 2018

I became a fan of Matthew Reilly for his Scarecrow series and other standalones, which had delirious action set pieces I'd never seen outside of a movie. "7 Deadly Wonders" launches a new series that pits a multinational commando team against a series of extremely implausible booby traps that of course work perfectly after sitting dormant for millennia. If that trope bugs you too, I recommend "Napoleon's Pyramids" by William Dietrich. If your suspension of disbelief redlines at a higher level, you'll have a great time with "7 Deadly Wonders" and its sequels.

aime_lire_1 Aug 05, 2015

If you like the Indiana Jones
movies, you will love this book.
A lot of action. I couldn't
put it down. I am at the third book in the serie now, and they
are all very good.

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apettau
Feb 28, 2015

Absolutely terrible.

YourUserName Nov 27, 2013

Agreed that it reads like an action movie -- specifically an Indiana Jones-style action movie. Fast-paced and never a dull moment, but if character development is part of what interests you about a story you won't find much of that here. Enjoy it for what it is.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With A Book comment: "A book I would NEVER check out turned out to be a great date! Can't tell a book by it's cover!"

DanniOcean Feb 14, 2013

Reads like an action movie (I see Russel Crowe as the lead). Comparable to Dan Brown or David Gibbins, but faster than both.

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rahmmie
Dec 31, 2012

Very entertaining book, definitely much better than what I expected given what I have read by Reilly before. Lots of interesting historical tidbits and I must say, the idea of Australia as the "most powerful nation on Earth" is definitely original

Meliciousme Dec 17, 2012

Great book!! If you like the way Dan Brownwrites Angels and Demons, then this series is for you!!

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Bellauch
Dec 05, 2010

This is an Awesome Book. Great characters, great story. They carry on to the next 2 books in this series.
Anxiously waiting on the 4th etc...
You'll add Matthew Reilly to your "favorite authors" list for sure.

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