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The Codex

3 Ratings: 1.7
Thriller by Douglas Preston

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Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Tor Books
Date Published: November 27, 2007
1 review about The Codex

Passable!

  • May 3, 2009
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The premise behind this book is that a wealthy collector of antiquities bequeaths his collection worth 500 Million to his sons. The only problem is that he has buried his collection along with himself somewhere in the world. The sons' task is to find it.

This had the makings up front of a great book along the lines of The Da Vinci Code where you would be tracking down clues to find the ultimate goal. However, it didn't work out that way. The brothers almost immediately know where their father went and hire some unsrupoulous indivduals to help locate him in some remote Hondurus jungles.

It then slogs along till about 250 pages in the book where it starts to pick up and the last 100 pages are pretty good.

Based on some of the other Preston/Child works I was expecting something a lot better though. The author does plug his partner's book Utopia about halfway through the book.

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