A professor is murdered and a young lady professor who is a really good friend receives the news of the murder The verdict is that the professor had committed suicide and she doesn t believe it a little while later she receives a envelope of old maps and she decides to find out what the old maps mean that caused the professor to be murdered She enlists another male professor to go with her they travel through old countries that leads her to being chased and someone trying to kill her and her friend I found this book very interesting and at times i had to reread pages to get the full understanding of what was happening the story line was excellent and the ending was a breath of fresh air This is a very easy book to read not too over complicated and builds a good tense thriller of a storyline from the very beginning making you want to not put it down The story stretches from Oxford England to South America and then to Egypt The climax of the story in the great pyramid at Giza is ust incredible and its ust a shame that the author didn t elaborate a bit on the secrets kept under the pyramid A great book and I would definitely recommend it A fairly entertaining tale that zips along at a brisk pace which sees beautiful young aren t they always couldn t we have a fat plain heroine for once don Catherine Donovan teaming up with classicist James Rutherford handsome of course he is Solving the mystery of Professor Kent s cryptic note take the intrepid duo on a
Race Round The World Taking round the world taking Peru Egypt on their travels While I did enjoy this story it follows the tried tested formula of so many of this genre so there s no surprises here once again I felt a bit let down by the ending However Peru has always fascinated me that made the book appealing to me I d heard of the Nazca lines before but thought they were worth further investigation they certainly are amazing See here incredible eh It was a very uick read The story was progressing very nicely without any boring and drawn *Out PartsI Like All *partsI like all characters the good guys and the villains There was good balance between all of themSo who build the pyramids One school will say the aliens of course the other will say the ancient civilization which lived during the great flood and before the ice age Both could be true and both are impossible at this moment to proveEither way both make a great base for a story So if you like the idea of an ancient very advanced civilization you will definitely enjoy this bookI have enjoyed this story from cover to cover An interesting idea and I love the theories that bind this story together but the characters are drawn on a piece of A5 paper and do not speak truthfully about themselves The ending all I can say about the ending is that it is all over far too uickly after so much build up A valiant attempt ust not uite there Oxford professor Catherine Donovan finds herself chasing around the globe trying to save the earth from certain destruction after her best friend Professor Kent is murdered in Peru The authorities call it suicide but it s so unlike the professor she is easily pulled into an investigation into what he was researching ust before his death Also drawn into the globe hopping melee is James Rutherford an expert on world mytholo. A heady mix of action thriller and adventure featuring codes cartography and ancient civilizations In case I don’t return Eureka 40 10 4 400 30 9 30 70 100 5 200 30 10 40 1 80 5 100 400 40 10 50 10 200 300 100 8 70 9 1 50 300 10 20 800 10 300 10 200 0051172543672An eminent Oxford professor is murdered but the authorities are calling it. Tions them If everything was so
obvious and easy to discover as easy as it was for Catherine and James who really and easy to discover as easy as it was for Catherine and James who really t seem like intelligent fellows then why hadn t anyone except the Corporation and Bezumov the Professor discovered them yet Fourth of all there was sooo much talk about an ancient technology without actually explaining how that had been possible that you could really feel that the author had absolutely no idea himself how that worked and simply avoided giving any details about it This became terribly annoying whenever the idea that the Great Pyramid was an ancient machine popped up What did that machine do How was it controlled and which principles was it using There were only vague answers to this I would have preferred the author to have avoided the idea *Completely Instead Of Doing It Half Assed Like ThisTo Conclude *instead of doing it half assed like thisTo conclude this book really isn t worth the time and effort The ending pretty much proved that no conclusion was reached bad guys were destroyed good guys won without actually having done anything Oh yeah and guy got the girl Pyramid by Tom MartinWhen the news of her dear friend Prof Kent s death reaches Dr Catherine Donovan she is convinced there is to it than she is toldAs if by destiny she meets Dr Rutherford a classicist and together they chase the late professor s death trail
LED BY GEMATRIC CLUESIT TAKES THEMby gematric cluesIt takes them continents from the plush greens of the Oxford to the crowded streets of Peru to the sand dunes of the Saharan desert running against time and invisible conspirators who don t hesitate to strikeThey realize the depth of the professor s research on the existence of a greater civilization muchcontrasted by our orthodox history even as the insatiable desire for power drives the vested conspirators to Armageddon Will Catherine and Rutherford avert the apocalypse that waits to strike humanity on So they have finally come for me after all these years These are the only lines from the prologue that I believe would have made a great story I was disappointed by this book The plot got weakened by the characters aside from Bezumov none of the other characters have vitality It s as though everything takes them by surprise So before I continue whining here s a short take of the story Professor Kent is found dead the authorities rule it as suicide except for Catherine who receives maps and a note from him saying In case I don t return Eureka So the hunt for the truth begins I believe that this book would have been thrilling if there was to the characters because though Catherine sets out on the ourney to uncover the truth about Kent s death she comes off as a air head James on the other hand does seem suited to giving lectures than listening closely and what s it with their sudden romance and engagement I didn t see that coming at all But to look on the somehow bright side with time and editing I reckon this story would make a great impression on me and a very positive one as such because there s nothing as thrilling as an adventure that s well laid out A good plot can do wonders to a story So it s 2 stars for the story idea and for seeing it through to publication What I learned from this book The uestion to ask of Tom Martin is not what you learn from him but what you don t Better yet th. Ord to the ancient wonders of Peru and Egypt With a deeply sinister organization determined to stop them can Catherine and James unlock the mystery of the ancients before they become the killers' next victims And can it really be possible that these clues are warning of an imminent cataclysm one that puts even than their lives in peril. Gy who had met the dead professor at a dinner party Catherine and James s uest takes them first to Peru and then on to the sands of Egypt as they follow the clues in a set of old maps Professor Kent left behind Catherine and James *must run for their lives as when *run for their lives as well different enemies would do them in as they uncover the secrets of the ancientsThis book sounds like a decent adventure but falls far short of the mark While the story moved along well enough to keep the pages turning in the eleventh hour the whole thing simply fell apart The entire adventure was completely pointless and the villains were downright laughable There were also a number of glaring inconsistencies such as two penny watching academics who find a taxicab extravagant but think nothing of Zapateando Bajo La Lluvia jetting off to first Peru and then Egypt on a whim For a pair of learned individuals they were woefully ignorant of a number of historical details any casual cable TV watcher would know as well The whole effort had a rather carelessuvenile feel which would have been excusable had the ending delivered anything but head scratching disappointment The author simply gave up rather than follow through on several promises and the attempt at irony at the end went over like a lump of lead the attempt at irony at the end went over like a lump of lead might be able to recommend this book to a Going to the Bad juvenile audience but only after a long line of worthy titles This book was really bad for several reasonsFirst of all the style in which the book was written was a really childish one as if it was underestimating the reader s intelligence There was a lot of beating around the bush pretty obvious foreshadowing and tons of really badly or cliche constructed sentences the last one might have been a bit due to the translation too though All clues were hinting to a certain direction yet the action took uite some time to take off The plot itself was uite simplistic and predictable It sort of resembled that of a typical episode of the series Relic Hunter which I used to love some years ago only it was much much worse and felt suited for those action novels thirteen year old kids whoust discovered the Star Crusades Nexus Books 4 6 joys of reading would readSecond of all the characters were really typical and bland For some Oxford professors both Catherine and James were terribly stupid Whenever clues were presented they went all Oh Wow and Amazing believing everything blindly without checking a second or third source yet rarely being able to analyze the clues further when you as a reader pretty much understood where they were leading to The rest of the characters Bezumov Hernan Poimandres the secretary and the senator were all one dimensional stereotypical lacked actual motives or had really weak ones and seemed there only to advance the plot Poimandres especially felt like a Deux ex Machina device since he came out of nowhere explained a lot and then got out of the plot by becoming useless through his wounds Third of all what this book both reeked with yet lacked at the same time was documentation A lot of the data the author gathered seemed uite forced tempered with and purely invented Sure I as a reader get the idea that all these pieces of information need to lead somewhere yet it is still annoying when they are presented as pieces of absolute evidence and nobody ever ues. A suicide Beautiful young don Catherine Donovan refuses to believe the official verdict especially after she receives a cryptic note sentust before the professor's death along with a collection of priceless antiue maps Teaming up with classicist James Rutherford she embarks on a ourney which takes them from the dreaming spires of Oxf.