The Alexander Cipher

The Alexander Cipher

by Will Adams

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ISBN-13: 9780446404709
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 241,217
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William Petre worked as a shop salesman, painter & decorator, warehouse porter and microfiche technician, before joining a Washington DC-based firm of business history consultants. He wrote a series of corporate histories and biographies for them, taking time off between projects to travel in search of exotic settings for his stories. More recently, he worked for a London communications agency, but he now concentrates on writing fiction full-time. He lives in Essex, England.

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Alexander Cipher 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 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.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Riveting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. I'm embarrassed by how much I disliked this book. The author does a great job of explaining European and Egyptian history but struggles mightily crafting a quality narrative. Most readers don't have an in-depth knowledge of archaeological dig sites but the author doesn't seem to care. Details are murky and it was very hard to picture. The many characters all intertwined in a ludicrous fashion. The lead female is just a damsel in distress and its a shame. Overall, a simply deplorable novel.
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
DISAPPOINTING! I really thought I was going to enjoy reading this one. Certainly, it seemed to have a lot going for it, as far as the kind of book I like. A hidden treasure, in this case the long-lost tomb of Alexander the Great. A de rigueur cipher (hey, not a surprise, considering the name of the book); although, the cipher/code ploy is a bit overworked, these days, in this kind of genre. There was Egypt, as a locale, where I‘ve spent some time — Alexandria, Cairo, the oasis at Siwa, the desert (complete with mandatory sand storm). In the end, though, alas, the book disappointed. I found it too much a stretch of credulity to believe two different sites simultaneously provided clues to the whereabouts of Alexander’s tomb. An attempted rape didn’t quite ring true, as it turned a rogue archaeologist into even more of man on the run. There was a fatal car accident that seemed just too reminiscent to a similar one read in another book just recently. And while the usual cast of characters — people with grudges and bones to pick, crooked government officials, corrupt rich men — all did what they usually do, in books like this (cross and double-cross), none of them, or their machinations, really held my interest for long, or kept me glued to the edge of my seat. Nor did I quite buy the all-important plan to use Alexander’s recovered body as a pawn in the struggle for Macedonian independence. Granted, the author had obviously done his research on Alexander and the missing tomb, but I was already familiar with most of those facts; so they weren’t enough to hold my adamant interest to the very end: a shame, in that this novel seemed to have such genuine initial potential. Then, again, keep in mind that any reader less familiar and biased than I, what with my familiarity as regards the encompassing historical circumstances, might find this a genuinely fascinating read!
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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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