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Monday, 28 November 2016

‘The Midas Legacy’ by Andy McDermott



Published by Headline,
22 September 2016.
ISBN: 978-0-7559-8080-0

World famous archaeologist Nina Wilde, well known for discovering Atlantis some years before is now persuaded along with her husband Eddie Chase to again try and find something that was once believed to be a myth.

Her mother, also an archaeologist had always maintained that the people of Atlantis had treasure hidden somewhere in Nepal, but was killed before she could search for it. Eddie on a dive at the site of Atlantis finds a Secret Codex seemingly pointing to the whereabouts of the gold, they decide to go and find out more. Among others, one of the reasons Nina wants to go is to prove her mother right. When her grandmother unexpectedly turns up with copious notes of her mother’s it makes her even more determined to find the truth.

Leaving their daughter Macy at home in New York with a relative, they fly out to Nepal to a monastery thought to be near the cave containing the gold. The monks agree to help them, however someone else also knows about it and they have obviously followed Nina and Eddie.

Now begins not only a desperate fight not only to keep their secret hidden but to keep their lives. It's not long before it becomes apparent that involved are not just greedy individuals but even more greedy heads of countries determined to use the gold to control the world. What follows is a frantic struggle to keep one step ahead of people very determined to keep them quiet for good.

Wow, what an exciting book, it pulls the reader in and holds you with a stranglehold grip right from the beginning. I think just about everyone is interested in the possible existence of the much talked about Atlantis and this helps to bring the story alive.

I see this is Andy McDermott's twelfth book involving Nina and Eddie and how Atlantis was discovered. I would definitely like to read some of their earlier exploits.

I highly recommend The Midas Legacy for those who like non-stop action that never lets up. What it says on the cover is what you get, quote: “Action, Adventure and Mayhem Aplenty”!
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Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
 
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.

Tricia Chappell. I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I play the occasional game of golf  (when I am not reading). My great love is cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots of great new authors.







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