The Alexander Cipher: A Thriller

The Alexander Cipher: A Thriller

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by Will Adams, David Colacci
     
 

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Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one…  See more details below

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Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one of the world's greatest mysteries: the last resting place of Alexander the Great.

An unconquerable warrior king, Alexander was the single most powerful man on the planet and thought to be a god. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, the discovery of his tomb, seemingly lost forever, is within reach, triggering a deadly hunt for one of the greatest treasures of all time. Knox is not the only seeker; others are after the prize, and they would kill to win it.

In the spirit of the great adventure-thrillers by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Clive Cussler, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry, The Alexander Cipher is a rip-roaring ride through history, archaeology, and the great deserts of Egypt.

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"A razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets. Explosively paced and tautly told." —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle
Library Journal
Adams (The Lost Labyrinth) presents his first entry in a planned series featuring Egyptologist Daniel Knox, who here discovers clues leading to the final resting place of Alexander the Great. Unfortunately, rival archaeologists, Egyptian officials, and Macedonian nationalists with their own agendas are also trying to claim this long-lost prize. Adams's characters are flawed, compromised by their inconsistent moral codes—even the hero is a less-than-admirable human being. But the material is ably read by actor/director/multiple Audie Award nominee David Colacci, who produces a wide variety of voices and accents. For listeners who enjoy thrillers, especially those involving Egyptology.—Joanna Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Libs., Providence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400166992
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
05/24/2010
Series:
Daniel Knox Series, #1
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"A razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets. Explosively paced and tautly told." —-James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle

Meet the Author

David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, and has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years. He has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included in Best of Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal.

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Alexander Cipher 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
James Dammann More than 1 year ago
One of a handful of book that i picked up in paperback @ wal-mart. I wasn't dissapointed. Like one of the other reviews here, i have a fascination for archaeology related stories. Thanks for a good book!
Just_the_facts_Maam More than 1 year ago
I was a little concerned when I first started reading this book that I wouldn't like it--it seemed to start a bit slowly for me, but I am happy I stuck with it. I was soon immersed in the story. The plot moves the action ahead and kept me interested. The characters were well rounded and I cared about them. The setting of the story in Egypt fascinated me, especially the history of Alexander. I actually wanted to visit the area after reading the story. So I highly recommend this book, I almost gave it a "5". I plan on reading more by Will Adams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the mix of mythological/archeological facts with a fictional story, you will love this author and his works. This is fast-paced, multi-faceted yet well-tied together, and simply fascinating. Enjoy!
Noticer More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed this book both from historical perspective as well as plot. Gives a good look at how people lived in olden times. Would recommend to anyone interested in archeology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and am about to read Adams' next one, The Exodus Quest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. It has different subject matter from the usual Judaeo-Christian conspiracy archaeological thrillers, which in itself is refreshing. The characters are, for the most part, more everyday people rather than supermen and women. People get hurt and tired. Things break. Motives are, for the most part, believable. The author's writing style is clear, wry, and enjoyable. It's a great book for a rainy afternoon or two, and would make a decent movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the genre of historical fiction where the author gives me a history lesson but with a bit of fantasy. I think that Will Adams certainly accomplished that goal. I enjoyed learning more about the conflicts between Macedonians and Greeks. I just felt that the final outcome of the story left me wanting more. It was all wrapped up in a bow too pretty for me. I'm hoping that the ending will lead to further stories with the main character. He was scrappy without being too perfect (a la Cussler's Dirk). I will certainly be looking forward to a sequel if there is one in the future.
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A fun adventure!
RedSwallowtail More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book!! I couldn't put it down! I hope that Will Adams writes a third one to make a cool trilogy. This book is face-paced and has a lot of action. Would make a great movie!!!
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