The Lost Tomb

The Lost Tomb

by David Gibbins
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The Lost Tomb by David Gibbins

For centuries, people have speculated about the fabled lost libraries of antiquity. If one were found, what marvels would it contain? Now a fearless team of adventurers is about to unearth that long-hidden secret, and it will lead them to the most astonishing discovery ever made.

In the treacherous waters off the rugged Sicilian coast, marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces commandos make a shocking find while searching for the legendary shipwreck of the apostle Paul. And when a second artifact is uncovered in the ruins of a buried city, Jack is on the verge of a discovery that could shake the world to its foundations: the handwritten words of Jesus Christ himself.

As he follows a hunch from the dying confession of an emperor to the burial crypt of a medieval pagan queen, Jack is chasing a conspiracy whose web stretches to the highest levels of international power–and he will have to risk everything to stop the controversial document from falling into the hands of a shadowy brotherhood determined to fulfill their murderous vows.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553904543
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Series: Jack Howard , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 71,879
File size: 836 KB

About the Author

David Gibbins has worked in underwater archaeology all his professional life. After earning a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, he taught archaeology in Britain and abroad, and is a world authority on ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities. He has led numerous expeditions to investigate underwater sites in the Mediterranean and around the world. He currently divides his time between fieldwork, England, and Canada, and is at work on a new novel about the further adventures of Jack Howard and his team in Egypt.


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Lost Tomb 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
lepoer24 More than 1 year ago
I gave up just over half way through the book. I could have read a history book and gotten the same result. This book is 90% dialogue between two people. Of that 90%, 90% is Jack rattling on for paragraphs at a time and Costas uttering one sentence replies egging Jack on. The historical angle is interesting, but as one other reviewer put it, the book is mind numbing.
NookReaderAN More than 1 year ago
This book was like a very large jigsaw puzzle, fun at first but got old about halfway through. Made you want to finish to find out what happens but I wanted to be finished. It was like the author wanted to cram too much into one book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Costas has to be explained everything, I would not trust him with my life on dives. The books are too forced. I can't even finish it. Sorry. I really liked his first book. I would really like his books if Jack didn't have to explain everything to Costas, so we could find the connection plausible. I'm confused on this book. Is it about Boudica, a "Nazarene" , Claudius, Pliny, or church. But what church. I wonder if it just a bunch of names and forced to find a connection.
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toniNC More than 1 year ago
After reading my third David Gibbins book I finally realize who Costas and Jack remind me of.... Sherman (Costas) and Mr. Peapody (Jack) from Rocky and Bullwinkle. 450 pages of history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is an AWFUL lot of murmuring in this book -- and I do mean awful.  Characters don't speak in this book, they murmur.  Seriously.  Every other page or so, someone is murmuring.  Why not say, speak, intone, whisper, declare, impart, tell, utter, mutter, or even yammer?  Good god, I'm a little more than halfway through and I can't stand all the murmuring already!  Mr. Gibbons, please, please, please find a better editor if you cannot pick up a thesaurus. 
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Dr_Deanna More than 1 year ago
What a great spin on history, I was disappointed that the premise was not factual since it was such a great story! However, I truly enjoyed the intrigue and clues along the way. Right up there with the Atlantis story!
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