An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities
collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in
clandestine organizations around the world.
Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead Kara; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed actually existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert, where something astonishing is waiting.
A covert government operative hunting a dangerous turncoat -- his former partner -- is being drawn there as well. But the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare to be unearthed at journey's end -- an ageless power that lives and breathes, an awesome force that can create a utopia ... or tear down everything humankind has built over millennia of civilization....Continua
I would have been saying: terrible. Rollings may be good author, he has good style, but this is a classic book written to do business. There's a bit of mistery and some research about the myths, but just in the background; about the rest: everyone is so pretty, women are beautiful, men are too, love is in the picture, the Good wins. I don't want to put any spoiler here. I don't know why I bought this book :), probably because I liked to have something to read during travel, even for this is not the best choice :). Or I was lured by the graphics of the cover. Don't buy it unless you are a reader that reads everything....Continua
A novel about an ancient lost city and its secrets. Both government and paramilitary forces (terrorist-like military) will risk anything to get their hands on its secrets.
This novel would appeal to the physics-enthusiasts. Stuff about antimatter and nuclear physics play dominant roles in the plot....Continua