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Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi
     

Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi

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by Rob Macgregor
 

For sixteen centuries the Order of Pythia has awaited the reappearance of the ancient oracle of sacred knowledge at Delphi. An earthquake, rending the earth beneath the ruins, has now heralded her return. Dorian Belecamus, a beautiful and bewitching archaeology professor, sees an opportunity to do more than dig into the past: this is her chance to seize control

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For sixteen centuries the Order of Pythia has awaited the reappearance of the ancient oracle of sacred knowledge at Delphi. An earthquake, rending the earth beneath the ruins, has now heralded her return. Dorian Belecamus, a beautiful and bewitching archaeology professor, sees an opportunity to do more than dig into the past: this is her chance to seize control of her country’s future—by becoming the Oracle of Delphi! And she’s found just the man to help her consummate her scheme. He’s brash, he’s reckless, and he’s fallen under her spell. His name: Indiana Jones.

Their adventure spans the globe from Chicago to Paris to Greece, where, bullwhip in hand, Indy descends into the bottomless pit of the serpent god and finds a sacred stone that holds the key to the oracle’s prophecies. But Dorian has designed an even more sinister fate for young Indy: she means to make him her lover, her priest, and her pawn in a plot to kill the king. Will Indy find the source of Pythia’s powers—or will he find himself sacrificed at Dorian’s altar, a victim of her deadly ambition and desire?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553289312
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Indiana Jones Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
558,534
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Rob MacGregor is an Edgar-winning author who has been on the New York Times bestseller list. He is the author of seventeen novels, ten nonfiction books, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. In addition to writing his own novels, he has teemed with George Lucas, Peter Benchly, and Billy Dee Williams.

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Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i actually thought this book was pretty good. there wasnt as much action as in the movies but it was just enough to keep you interested. i thought the thing that made this book interesting was the fact that it was kind of mysterious in a way because you never really figure out Dorian (the antagonist) and i found that intriguing.
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Ever since seeing Harrison Ford play Indiana Jones In Raiders of the Lost Ark back in the early eighties, I was hooked and couldn't get enough. Speilberg and Lucas had really defined what true adventure was and they spared no expense. As the eighties wore on, we were treated to a couple more Indy movies and the Indy chronicles on TV - which I watched over and over again. Then I happened upon the series of books and was prepared for new adventures with my favorite hero. I read The Peril at Delphi and had to put it down after fifty pages. Nearly a month went by when I decided to pick the book up again, starting fresh from the beginning. I'm sorry but I was expecting far more from an Indy novel. I finished this book weeks later simply out of willpower. Although there were some good scenes and interesting bits about Indy as a young man, I kept wondering where all the action was. Plus, the villian, Dorian, didn't act menacing enough for me. Remember, Indy's fans are used to seeing the bad guys try and shoot him, run him over, and spear him - not to mention trying to rip his heart out. Dorian didn't do anything like this. I think the worst thing Indy had to fear was the publisher cancelling the series. Anyway, I will not give up on my hero just yet. Since I received the entire series of books as a gift, I'll try reading book 2. It's too bad Cambell Black wasn't hired to write the series because he did an outstanding job writing the Raiders tie-in book for the movie. Not only did I read the book when it came out, but saw the movie eight times in the theater.