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Pandora's Temple (Blaine McCracken Series #10)

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    He's Baaack!

    I have read all the Blaine McCracken novels, and this does not disappoint. After what seems like forever, it was fun to read about him, Wareagle, and Belamo again. The plot of dark matter ending the world and us with it is most interesting. If you liked the early McCracken novels, I feel you will enjoy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Enjoy these characters and go back and read early works

    Enjoyed the return of Blain McCracken ! Nice to See Jon return to the characters that got him started !

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    I really liked this book alot once I got further into it and the

    I really liked this book alot once I got further into it and the only thing I was sad about was that our heroes are in their 60's and 70's and I was like, what? I guess the younger generation just don't know how to get it done in this book!

    There are alot of twists and turns and some really suprising reveals and upsets that I did not see coming. I usually am pretty good at spotting who the "real" enemy or killer is in books, but this one had me stumped.

    I wasn't too crazy about how it ended with the supposedly green space person but I guess it was poetic justice for all the people that was killed in the years that they were active, including the death of the mother and brother of this person.

    I did however, get a great kick out of the Indian and the Captain. I think without them, the story would have just been another spy/terrorist/end of the world kinda book. So, for coming up with those 2 characters, I thank you because even though it was very serious what they were doing, I really got to laugh some too at the both of these amazing characters.

    But, did you have to make them so old??? That means not many more books about them afterwhile I guess because how much longer can men of that age go on being super heroes and saving the world?

    This one is a keeper, guys, so you really need to read it!

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

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    Jon Land in his new book, "Pandora's Temple" Book Ten

    Jon Land in his new book, "Pandora's Temple" Book Ten in the Blaine McCracken series published by the author gives us a new adventure of Blaine McCracken.

    From the back cover: What if Pandora's Box were real? Blaine McCracken finds himself facing this very question--and the greatest threat to mankind--in his long-awaited return to the page

    Rogue special-operations agent McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of a deepwater oil rig disaster that claims the life of a onetime member of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the universe is to blame: dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and an unimaginably destructive weapon.

    Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop two deadly enemies who want the dark matter at all costs. A powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese doomsday cult both seek the ultimate prize for their own nefarious reasons, and McCracken and Wareagle's mission to defeat them takes the duo on a nonstop journey across the world and thousands of years into the past where the truth lies in the ancient Pandora's Temple, built to safeguard the world's most powerful weapon.

    McCracken's only hope to save the world is to find the mythical temple. Along the way, he and Wareagle find themselves up against Mexican drug gangs, killer robots, an army of professional assassins, and a legendary sea monster. The hero of nine previous bestselling thrillers, McCracken is used to the odds being stacked against him, but this time the stakes have never been higher.

    For all the books I have read I am sorry to admit that I have never read anything by Jon Land before. My error and something that I am going to have to catch up on in a big way-there are nine other previous Blaine McCracken novels out there. "Pandora's Temple" is one huge action-packed thriller from page one. The world is in deadly trouble, Greek mythology is involved and there is a reclusive billionaire who wants to control the world's energy supply. Johnny Wareagle and McCracken are up against it this time as their skills are really put to some outrageous tests including a sword battle in a restaurant. This is pure excitement. Mr. Land obviously likes to tell a good story, never mind all the flavors that he puts in it from Science Fiction to Ninja warriors this one has it all. You will not be disappointed with "Pandora's Temple". It is a roaring adventure from start to finish.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

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    This is the very first McCracken novel I have read and I'm hooke

    This is the very first McCracken novel I have read and I'm hooked! John pens his plot with strong characters, mystery, thrills, twists and turns with mythology and history woven in. A really nice paced story that hooks you in and doesn't let go. Highly recommended for all readers!




    This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    Pandora's Temple by the fabulous author Jon Land is fabulous! W

    Pandora's Temple by the fabulous author Jon Land is fabulous! What an exciting, action-packed book! I especially love the way Jon Land develops his characters, making them come to life as the story progresses. Few authors have his unique ability to do that. Mr. Land has a fascinating mind to be able to tell such wonderfully detailed and believable stories. I have read almost all of his books and it would be difficult to determine a favorite story or character since all are so well done and so different. Jon Land is truly a gifted writer and I look forward to reading his next book, Strong Rain Falling.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    I will start by saying I have not read any other "McCracken

    I will start by saying I have not read any other "McCracken" books.  But I think I am hooked.  There are very few serial type books that I can really stay focused on but I can definitely see these being part of that elite company.  There are so many different relationships going on in this book.  At the beginning I found it odd that I just could not see the relationship between them all and how they will eventually become intertwined.  As the story moves farther along the relationships begin to come together and form an intricate web of adventures.  Pandora's Temple is an adventure packed, intricately thought out, web leading up to a defining moment where it all comes together.  If every one of John Land's book are this elaborate - count me in!  This book had mythology and history interwoven into its plot making it even more enjoyable and captivating.  Definitely  a five star book.




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