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Published by Headline, 21 September 2017. ISBN:
The Prologue opens with Eddie Chase going to the
Canary Islands to help identify a Phillipe Mukobo from the Congo, who has a
reputation as a fanatic and is responsible for numerous killings. Once he has
successfully identified the despot a manic car chase ensues and Mukobo is
Two years later the African is
being flown to New York for the murder of a group of American aid workers six
years previously. The plane mysteriously crashes into the Atlantic and Mukobo
is believed to have been killed, but he makes a miraculous escape mid-flight!
We then come another year forward
and Eddie's wife Nina an archaeologist, who with her own television documentary
series, heads a team opening the First Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.They find a diorama of a city with Old Hebrew
inscriptions describing it as Zhakana, City of the Damned in the jungle of
Sheba and built on Solomon's instructions. It also describes a great yet
dangerous power contained within known as ‘The Mother of Shamir’.
Nina gets a group together to go to
Sheba in the Congo and Eddie joins her. They leave their daughter Macy with
Eddie's father. The television crew accompany her to record the hunt for the
After working their way through
many booby traps they find a small ‘Shamir’ which is lethal in spite of its
size and contained in a lead lined box. However, Mukobo and Brice an old
adversary of Eddie's together with a group of Militia have accompanied them and
are determined to have it for themselves. There follows a terrifying battle for
the destructive stone resulting in many deaths on both sides and Eddie and Nina
lose the Shamir.
On returning to England they are
horrified to learn what terrible use the Shamir is going to be put to. They
must do everything they can to prevent it, but can they? Brice has lead them to
believe that the British Government is behind the destruction plot, but can
this really be possible? To cap it all their daughter is kidnapped and her life
is threatened. They must find where she is and rescue her, it becomes a mad
race against time. Can they make it?
One thing we can rely on with Andy
McDermott's books is nonstop action, excitement, tension and mayhem, sorry
that's four for a start!
I thoroughly enjoy his stories,
real escapist fantasy with a touch of humour. Recommended for those who enjoy a
book that has everything and moves along at one hundred miles an hour.
Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
Andy McDermottwas 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.