River of Ruin

River of Ruin

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River of Ruin by Jack Du Brul, J. Charles

In the heart of Panama, a volcanic lake feeds a serpentine river - its stone banks laid by the Incas, who took back the gold and jewels plundered from them by the conquistadors. Legend has it that the Twice-Stolen Treasure has been buried for centuries in the Panamanian jungle. Discovering it means surviving the black waters of the River of Ruin...

It begins at a Paris auction house, with a favor granted by an old high school friend to geologist Philip Mercer: the opportunity to buy a rare diary written during the French attempt at digging the Panama Canal. But Mercer isn't the only one who wants it. Three Chinese assassins have been dispatched to get it, forcing Mercer into a subterranean game of cat and mouse that takes him from the hellish maze of l'empire de la mort and through the sewers of Paris.

Mercer realizes he has uncovered an intricate Chinese plot to trigger a deadly shift in the world's balance of power. At stake is control of the canal, recently handed over to the government of Panama by the United States. Only Philip Mercer - with help from beautiful U.S. Army officer Lauren Vanik, a cell of French Foreign Legion commandos, and a crusty eighty-year-old retired sea captain named Harry White - can stop them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501282430
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Series: Philip Mercer Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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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River of Ruin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
lent More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for an adventure-filled book that doesn't take too much thought, this is good. Similar, but more realistic, than Clive Cussler. I liked it a lot and will be reading more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read The Medusa Stone by BuBrul about 4-5 years ago and picked this book up after I was done. It has been sitting on my shelf for a long time and just now got to reading it. I can see why I picked up another book from this office. This story is very deep ans smart. The action is good and the characters are likeable. The downside to this story is the length of the descriptions and the depth at which DuBrul writes. It takes a good while for the story to actually get going. I still would recommend this book but only to those who want a really deep story with heavey descriptions.
RetiredUSAF More than 1 year ago
Antique art, Incan and Mayan gold, booby-trapped archeology, savages in the jungles and modern enemies stirring the pot. Although elements of each and all of these have been included in a number of adventure stories, fans of Mercer will still love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a Cussler fan should give this guy a try, I have read Cussler since the first one came out and this guy is that good and getting better with each novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Jack Du Brul has managed to thrill the pants off of the reader. At the same time his technical research and knowledge make this an informative and interesting read. I learned a lot about Panama, the canal, and giant transport ships while I was being entertained. This is a don't miss read.
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FirstSgtBill More than 1 year ago
In DuBrul's books Phillip Mercer is always in the stuff right up to his wader's top. There is always some real science used to show how something could happen, Phillip always uses it to figure a way out, and usually there is a lovely lady to add just a little spice to the story. This one is no exception and includes information on a country we are really close to (not physically) but in a connection we have reason to be proud of: Panama. The information about the Canal is spot on (I was stationed in the old Canal Zone and spent hours at and reading and visiting the Canal) and very informative for the average nonhistory buff. Something everyone should know but few do. Great read!
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Mercer so the man!!!