Pandora's Curse

Pandora's Curse

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by Jack Du Brul, J. Charles
     
 

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During World War II, in a secret Nazi submarine base, boxes made from looted wartime gold were hidden away. These "Pandora's boxes" contained an artifact so lethal that whoever possessed them held the power to unleash hell upon the Earth. And now they have been found by a man who will use them to hold the world hostage-unless Philip Mercer can stop him...

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During World War II, in a secret Nazi submarine base, boxes made from looted wartime gold were hidden away. These "Pandora's boxes" contained an artifact so lethal that whoever possessed them held the power to unleash hell upon the Earth. And now they have been found by a man who will use them to hold the world hostage-unless Philip Mercer can stop him...

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Publishers Weekly
Combining plenty of thrills and a touch of romance, Du Brul's action-packed contemporary adventure zips along like an out-of-control locomotive as geologist Philip Mercer, the James Bond-like hero from the author's previous novels (Charon's Landing, etc.), becomes embroiled in another mission to save the world. Duped by a good friend, Mercer travels to the arctic to reopen a long-abandoned American base camp. In the process, he uncovers a dead body and, eventually, the Pandora Project, a Nazi mercenary's plot to unearth a deadly radioactive element and sell it to the highest bidder. In an effort to derail the project, Mercer leads his team on an arctic odyssey of narrow escapes and death-defying maneuvers in boat, dirigible, submarine and plane. A well-researched foundation of facts and details grounds the reader in this frosty setting, but the story is sometimes difficult to swallow: a cruise ship filled with the world's religious leaders gets caught in the middle of the fray, and Mercer winds up rescuing the Dalai Lama. Mercer's love interest, Dr. Anika Klein, is his fitting counterpart and a strong heroine, and their romance adds a degree of warmth to this swift, sensational tale. Those who enjoy a good adrenaline rush will find plenty here to satisfy. (Sept. 4) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"A rare treat--a thriller that blends some of modern history's most vexing enigmas with a hostile, perfectly-realized setting. This is one thriller that really delivers: great characters combined with a breakneck pace and almost unbearable suspense."—Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, co-authors of The Ice Limit and Relic

“Mercer [is] a combination of Dirk Pitt and James Bond.”—Sunday Oklahoman

“Combining plenty of thrills and a touch of romance, Du Brul’s action-packed contemporary adventure zips along like an out-of-control locomotive.…A well-researched foundation of facts and details grounds the reader in this frosty setting.…Mercer’s love interest, Dr. Anika Klein, is his fitting counterpart and a strong heroine, and their romance adds a degree of warmth to this swift, sensational tale. Those who enjoy a good adrenaline rush will find plenty here to satisfy.”—

Publishers Weekly

“Have you been casually looking for a new thriller writer in the tradition of Clive Cussler? Would the idea of a touch of Jack Higgins intrigue you? Do you like your reading to move quickly, have a grant plot, and the good guy gets the girl? Browse no more! Jack Du Brul is here....Pandora’s Curse hits all the buttons. Read it and run to your favorite bookstore for the others.…A dandy read.”—News & Citizen (Morrisville, VT)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469244686
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Series:
Philip Mercer Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Jack Du Brul is the author of numerous thrillers, and he has also collaborated with Clive Cussler on the New York Times bestseller Dark Watch and the upcoming Skeleton Coast. Du Brul was educated at the Westminster School and holds a degree in international relations from George Washington University. He lives in Vermont with his wife, Debbie.

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