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Temple a novel

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Action Thriller about the Incas by Mathew Reilly

As aggressive as an avalancheAand often with the same graceAReilly's second pulp-fiction adventure hurtles into the Peruvian jungle, where competing factions search for a precious Incan idol, the "Spirit of the People." The U.S. Army leads … see full wiki

Author: Matt Reilly
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Date Published: c2001, February 18, 2002
1 review about Temple a novel

This Has "Flashbacks" of Greatness!

  • May 16, 2009
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A race to obtain a mysterious Incan idol is the focal point of this book. Everyone is trying to be the first to reach it from the US Military to terrorist groups to German special police. The reason: the idol is made from a meteorite that can provide the source of power for an ultimate weapon. An ancient manuscript is the key to finding the location of the idol.

This book has a lot more good points. When the main character is reading the ancient manuscript the story is excellant. The rest of the book is a mismash of Indiana Jones meets Die Hard. Additionally, the author throws in a pack of ancient mythical beasts that seem to never have their appetites satiated.

Some of the suspense is really good. What I didn't like is that an ordinary guy is thrown into the mix and he does impossible things. Like guess a virtually impossible password in seconds and defeat trained terrorists with ease. Also, he has a few impossible escapes. Still there is enough in the book to make it worthy of a read. The "flashbacks' to the Incan era are worth reading just by themselves.

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