Retired OSI special agent Maxine Decker returns in THE TOMB, her most dangerous mission to date: prevent the assassination of a Supreme Court justice. After capturing the world's most wanted drug lord, Maxine comes across a photo of an object recently found in the Colorado River, an object tied to a WWII plot to send a submarine up the Colorado and destroy the Hoover Dam. Identifying the object as an earthquake machine based on the turn-of-the-century design of Nikola Tesla, Max soon becomes the target of two groups: the designer of a modern version of the device and the Mexican cartel bent on revenge for the killing of their leader.
Her mission becomes critical when she discovers that the lives of all nine justices, and perhaps millions of others, are at risk.
|Publisher:||Stone Creek Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore are the #1 Amazon and international bestselling authors of THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY and THE PHOENIX APOSTLES.
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The Tomb based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DIDN'T EXACTLY SHAKE MY WORLD, BUT... If you're a fan of author James Rollins (which I am!), BUT sometimes find his books claustrophobic from so much plot, coincidence, speculation, conjecture, ancient history, locales, characters way too clever... (which I do!), you might want to give THE TOMB by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore a read. It's a trimmed-down version of the genre that still provides all the key ingredients without causing an overdosing on them. There's a Nazi artifact, a "mad" scientist, plenty of cliffhanger moments, special agents, reference to Nikola Tesla, threats to a Supreme Court justice, Mexican cartels and drug lords, a threat of mass disaster, and insinuation that revenge is a meal best served cold. If I personally found the plot had too many kidnappings, and found it a bit disconcerting how a seemingly ordinary wife and mother ends up the head of a major electronics firm taking on contracts from the Department of Defense, I was delighted to find characters who don't possess the ability to quickly decipher the most obscure clues, even some -- like the final target, and a vital code word -- that I figured out before OSI special agent Maxine Decker and her team. Certainly, I was appreciative of how the authors kept their story-line exclusively to the U.S. and Mexico, not stretching credulity by including so many foreign locales that a reader questions the "how" behind so many people, from so many different government agencies, so easily, and so quickly, passing over international borders. If the novel's cliff-hanging moments, and super-short chapters are legion, and they are, they're no more nor less so than in other books in the genre. In the end, THE TOMB, did keep me consistently interested and kept me turning the pages from beginning to end. And, I suspect I would have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't recently glutted myself on the books of James Rollins.