The blurb says it all. Myths and legends were passed from one generation to another by people who may have had ulterior motives to change a small detail or a major fact to further a certain cause. Tyler is recruited - albeit against his will - to locate the legendary treasure of King Midas, somebody wants to become seriously rich, and they are using Tyler to achieve that. He threw one final glance at his accomplices, who both nodded ready. However, there are others who are also hot on the trail — and it rapidly becomes a race against time to crack a code that is both fiendishly difficult and potentially deadly…. As Locke and Stacy race across London and Naples to decipher the map left behind by the legendary inventory Archimedes using his manuscript, they confront the sexy and ruthless Gia Cavanno - an Italian crime boss who's on her own quest to find the Tomb; take the riches for herself and kill Orr in that order.
Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold. But with the help of classics scholar Stacy Benedict, Locke comes to understand that this manuscript could provide the clues to the greatest riches known to mankind — the legendary treasure of King Midas. But with the help of classics scholar Stacy Benedict, Locke comes to understand that this manuscript could provide the clues to the greatest riches known to mankind the legendary treasure of King Midas. Fortunately our female interest is able to read Greek, both ancient and modern. Armed with a combination of whit and braun, the characters revisit historical artifacts and discover the lost history behind them. Nuria Stores Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancient manuscript. I enjoyed the action and mystery but this book was like a Chinese Buffet, good but only to a point and it didn't stick with you.
Dan Brown may have opened the door --- but writers like Morrison have kicked the door in! Tyler went from escaping on a horse to speeding down the autobahn in what felt like seconds and that's without everything else that went on in between. I already have three more books by this author on my kindle which I'm excitedly looking forward to reading. If I was guessing I would think that it was written specifically to be made into a film as the is little content and it just goes from scene to scene. I imagine if Sean Black ever turned his hand to writing a historical thriller it would read a little something like this. Author: For Everything There Is A Season Be it sorrow, hope or love — and Jayne Dawson had weathered all three.
From this point on, the action uncoils with escalating intensity. Drawn into this case is Justin Westwood, a local East End Harbor cop who is still haunted by the violent deaths of his wife and daughter years before. Basic story in the Da vinci code vein but, unfortunately, that's where the comparison ends. When a frantic Locke races to the location, he finds classics professor Stacey Benedict has received the very same tip; in order to disarm the bomb, the two must work together to solve an engineering puzzle, a puzzle written in ancient Greek. Very much like Dan Brown novels, good if you'd like an easy read that won't take up too much of your time or too much of thinking.
I read this book in just over a day, picking it up at pretty much every available second I had and then thinking about in those that I didn't have. Tyler Locke is an engineer, and really good at solving puzzles. Caught in the struggle between two ruthless and cunning enemies' hell bent on outwitting each other and claiming the secret of King Midas for them, Locke and Benedict must forge an alliance and work with Orr while waiting for an opportunity to strike even or rescue the hostages from his grasp. There's no messing about with Boyd Morrison, he just gets down to business from the word go and the action doesn't let up until the final page. Quick scene changes, the introduction of parallel but connected events, the relentless threat of danger on all fronts, and a ticking clock serve to sweep up the reader and prevent too close an examination into the multiple coincidences, and unlikely combination of skills and daring in the major characters. Rather than confuse me as these books often do, the plot was actually easy to follow despite there being some very complicated puzzles for our characters to solve. When Hermes Diaktoros finds his friend's battered body by a dusty roadside, the police quickly make him the prime suspect.
That is unless Locke can disarm the bomb. Jordan Orr and confederates evade the sophisticated security system of a major auction house and make off with a mysterious ancient medieval codex replicating a lost manuscript by Archimedes, and a miraculously wrought human hand made of gold. Tyler is soon fighting to save not only his own life but those close to him. The adventure takes the team from Seattle to a deadly race on the autobahn to the underground canals of Naples. Lots of puzzles to solve and bombs to defuse. But really, the beauty of this story lies in the flawless, clever plot and the way the author brings the Midas Touch legend to life.
They must have a lot of muscle, most of whom meet a stiicky end at the hands of our heroes - but they never have to face any judicial enquiry as to whether the deaths were justified on the grounds of self defence. For other enquire please call +254-729-829-697 Thank you for your patience and understanding. A promising violinist, she once played with the New York Philharmonic—but after a career-ending injury, she wound up in a small-town elementary school, teaching music classes and giving violin lessons on the side. In order to disarm the bomb, they must work together to solve an engineering puzzle--a puzzle written in ancient Greek. Tyler Locke is not dissimilar to other protagonists in this genre, but I'm fast becoming a fan of him and his partner Grant.
That alon Uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas. A stint in the military made him a bomb expert. If I was guessing I would think that it was written specifically to be made into a film as the is little content and it just goes from scene to scene. If it's not Noah's Ark, it's Midas' secret golden stash. Tyler Locke's routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call claiming that his father has been kidnapped and that a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. The Vault offers gut turning suspense, page turning action, and mind bending riddles.
Morrison can't hold a candle to them. . Boyd Morrison has produced an airport novel that achieves an aim of wasting time on a flight in enjoyable action and derring-do. But when his feast of celebration became inedible at his touch, Midas realized that this talent was a curse. I recently borrowed Boyd Morrison's Tyler Locke novels from the library and having loved The Noah's Ark Quest as much as I did, I couldn't wait to get started with book two, The Midas Code. Can an ancient manuscript reveal the whereabouts of King Midas' famous treasure.