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Published by Headline, 21 July 2014. ISBN : 978-0-7553-8066-4
This is a novel
that starts at full speed and never lets up.It is the 9th of the series starring archaeologist Nina Wilde and her
now husband, once mercenary, Eddie Chase.
instalment Nina and Eddie are following up leads to find the legendary halls of
Valhalla where something powerful can be found, a deadly poison, ownership of
which could sway the control of world powers.What could have been a historical expedition for the origins of an
ancient legend has become a battle between opposing interests, with Nina and
Eddie caught in the middle.
trend for thrillers featuring fabulously extravagant properties assigned to
historical stories and items seems to be continuously growing and we, the
readers, do not seem to tire of them.Once Dan Brown may have been unique in this area, but the plethora of
novels round ancient artefacts and historical events has been burgeoning ever
since, some appalling and even mundane, others more interesting based on more
this is one of the latter.Whilst it breathlessly
drags the reader across continents, and back and forth in recent history, with
improbable escapes and lucky breaks, it also contains a absorbing plot and some
compelling characters.Not serious reading
by any means, but enjoyable and totally unputdownable.You do get to like the key players, in my
case so much I went back to book one, and even the cheesiest bits add to the
story.A good holiday thriller.
Reviewer: Amanda Brown
Andy McDermott was born in Halifax.He is the bestselling author of the Nina
Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over
30 countries and 20 languages. His debut novel, The Hunt For Atlantis, was published in the UK in 2008; on its US
publication the following year it became his first of several New York Times
bestsellers. He is also the author of the explosive spy thriller The Persona Protocol, and the first in a
planned series of short stories about celebrity sleuth Leviticus Gold. A former
journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like
DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time
author. He now lives in Bournemouth.