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Empire Of Gold (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #7)

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,704 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott.

When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artefacts, they are stunned to realise that the artefacts hold clues to the location
Paperback, 576 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Headline (first published January 1st 2011)
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I didn’t dislike this book. I think that’s important to say right off the bat. In fact, I still generally really like this entire series. The problem, however, is that for the first time, I’m starting to see the same things cycle through thematically and plot wise, and it’s starting to get a little tiresome. This series is starting to skirt that really dangerous line that longer series often fall prey too, and I’m really hoping the next veers away sharply.

See, for as often as I’m going on about
May 03, 2016 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I thought partway through this that it was actually one of the better ones in the series and I was right. There was very slightly less mindless bickering between Eddie and Nina (I was nearly ready to throw in the towel and I definitely called Nina some names within the first few chapters), but fortunately the two weren't together too often during this episode.

I did cry. I never expected I would with one of these, but I get a bit that way when a character gets crapped on too much. (Lik
Soooo, this was a very long and slow read. I skimmed a lot of it and *SPOILERS* I'm sick of the same stuff. heavey military. Eddie and Nina fighting, death of the beloved friend. I think how this one ended the next one will be interesting, especially as Eddie's in the run alone, but I won't be jumping at it any time soon.
Oct 05, 2014 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
This was one of the better ones of the series. I enjoyed the differing events in this book and the tensions that will be explored in the next book. I especially enjoyed the last parts of the book and the convergence from the usual formula of the previous novels; actual twists - nice touch. I'm starting to find that the constant 'action action action' is getting quite redundant though. The purpose of action in a book is to drive events forward. When a book - such as this one - is basically all ac ...more
Nov 28, 2015 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like to think of Andy McDermott as Clive Cussler but with more action, mayhem, and swearing. This time, Nina and Eddie are looking for El Dorado. They're also looking for a 3rd purple stone statue similar to ones found in previous books. They meet old friends and enemies. They get embroiled in the middle of a military coup in Venezuela. Drug kingpins and Maoist rebels are also in the mix. Whew! They sure get around.
Annoyingly, the book ends in a sort of cliffhanger. I understand authors want
Oct 31, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We get something a bit different. Instead of starting off with an innocent group of people getting wiped out by the bad guys, this goes back and shows us a Special Forces incident from Eddie’s past. A very enlightening look.

The majority of this story takes place in the jungles of Venezuela, Columbia and Peru as they fight off mercenaries, revolutionaries and drug dealers in search of El Dorado.

Eddie is being childish again. He needs a big spanking (and I don’t mean the good kind). You’d think
Kevin Kazokas
Jun 25, 2014 Kevin Kazokas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm angry with Andy McDermott, and no this is not a bad review. He simply ruined my summer.

Oh, he wrote a quality book in "Empire of Gold." The adventure captured me from first page to last. The problem is, the story goes beyond the last page -- way beyond. Into a whole other book. Those hoping to read "Empire" as a standalone -- it is summer after all and there are concerts, sporting events and vegging on the porch with your favorite beverage -- prepare for disappointment. Consider this a preca
Graeme Stokes
Finished the latest book in the Eddie Chase and Nina Wilde series. Promised so much and yet felt the book was overly long with fillers. I have read all Andy's books and have loved them all so very much. Maybe for the next novel Eddie's father could get together with Nina, after all they would have so much in common (neither listen). I would have thought after all their adventures and years together that Nina would have understood Eddie and his actions. The ending was some what, how can I put it ...more
Gopal (The Minion)
Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase are back again in Book#7 by Andy McDermott. This time it is Venezuela & Peru which is their in their cross sites. The mysterious statues introduced in The Cult Of Osiris and The Sacred Vault is brought to the fore again.

There is a 3rd statue and a mysterious organization called Group wants them all. But they need Nina Wilde's help to put together all the statues. Wilde and Chase are put on it's trail by Ankit Jindal the interpol head of cultural investigations wh
Robin Carter
May 07, 2012 Robin Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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" Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott. When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artifacts, they are stunned to realise that the artifacts hold clues to the location of a lost Inca settlement hidden somewhere in South America. As Nina and Eddie dig de
Mar 09, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andy McDermott continues his series of the adventures of Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase with what is possibly the most emotional book yet in the series. I wasn't expecting for this book to have a moment at the end where the characters had a fight that felt real, but it sure enough does. It's a big spoiler to say why it happens, or what the aftermath is, but it leaves a very big cliff hanger for the next book, even more so than the other at least two cliff hangers that had already been created.

I am s
Oct 18, 2015 Shelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This rating is based solely on the fact that I gave up reading it early on. I've not read any of the previous installments in the series, picking this one up for a quarter.

By the time I got through the opening set years before the events of the actual story, I felt bogged down enough to set the book aside. I tried reading further but just couldn't. I hope that at some point I'll be able to pick the book back up and finish it and then amend this rating.
Mark Easter


Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase possess extraordinary pieces of an ancient puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South America. Inside a storm of political and drug warfare, Nina is getting close to one of history's greatest secrets: the mythical golden city of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils another, Nina realizes that a legendary Incan leader made a deal with his Spanish captors--and hid fo

May 15, 2013 Willa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deep in the jungles of South America, an incredible treasure has been hidden for centuries. Archaeologist Nina Wilde possesses the key to finding it - but in her way stand revolutionaries and drug lords, fighting for control over the riches of a lost empire!

Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS. Their goal this time is the legendary last outpost of the Inca Empire - which could point the way
Sharon Plankers
Jul 28, 2015 Sharon Plankers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The basic plot winds its way through all of these books as Eddie risks life and limb to save his wife who has a special genetic code that people are all ways trying to capture. Each is different and in some ways the same. You sort of always want to know what happens next or did Eddie and Nina make it out of their hopeless situation.
Sep 28, 2015 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, library
I didn't finish this book due to the foul language. The f bomb seemed to be a favorite word. This was a new to me author who is quite talented. I enjoyed the plot, the intrigue, the characters. The language grew quite tiresome and distracting. I deducted 2 stars because of the unnecessary obscenities.
May 06, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
I picked this up in Chicago OHare International Airport a few years ago to supplement the dwindling remainder of the last of the paperbacks that I had taken on vacation. It was an impulse buy based on the cover for the most part. And I found it quite enjoyable..
Please note: This book was NOT abandoned due to the quality of the writing, which was still going strong once I hit the 50 page mark. Unfortunately, I continue to not be one for thrillers, especially if I try to pick it up in the middle of a series.
Aug 11, 2015 RICHARD CLARK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have Eddie Chase played by The Rock, and you have Hollywood's next franchise.

This is my fourth or fifth McDermott read, and they are all rewarding stories. Carry on! Hollywood: what are you waiting for?
judith seats
Jul 23, 2015 judith seats rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful exciting

Great adventure book couldn't put it down. Almost every page had something exciting happening. Great writing. I want to read all McDemott books and find out what happens next.
Soumya Ranjan Sahu
Book is very fast paced but too cinematic , some descriptions are very confusing . The actual treasure hunt is just a very short part in the book and not much research done .
Dale Douglas
Apr 09, 2016 Dale Douglas rated it it was amazing
These are one of my favorite series of books I find them fast paced and exciting. You can see a series of Hollywood blockbusters being made. Just keep them coming...
Mark Bond
Jan 07, 2015 Mark Bond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another cracker! Eddie and Nina head to South America for this adventure, tracking ancient gold and stopping a military coup! If you've read the others, read this!
Andy Plonka
A blockbuster thriller for sure. nonstop action in which one must accept the premise that the main protagonist is just one short step away from being superman. The number of difficult situations that he gets himself in and manages to escape with only minor (I assume they are minor since he;s up and running off to his next encounter quite quickly) injuries is amazing. The story is Eddie Chase and his archeologist wife are hot on the trail of discovering the location of El Dorado, the city of gold ...more
Timothy Vogel
Jan 07, 2012 Timothy Vogel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oops! I read this between Graham Brown books (Black Rain/Sun), and got my mind all fuzzed with different Mayan Doomsday prophecies. Did the same thing a few years ago by reading 3 different Atlantean myth stories in too small a timeline.

Anyway ... sure, sure ... the story is great. But if you have been enjoying the main characters in these (8 so far?) books, this one is a fantastic read. I looooove where this book leaves off.

My reviews for McDermott's Chase/Wilde books are going to pretty much t
Suk Harn Wong
Sep 06, 2015 Suk Harn Wong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things happen for a reason, even if we can't always see it at first.

Fight to the end.
Aug 12, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others. Some of the violence and torture was much more intense than the other books. Warning this book is a cliffhanger.
Jim Jewell
Decent international conspiracy thriller.
I have read all the books about Ninas and Eddies adventures throughout the world. I have enjoyed them all, some more and some less. Empire of gold is an enjoyable read with all the usual action, adventure and banter. Why change a winning formula? But the book could have used some editing (I am looking at you armoured car sequence in the middle) and the story isnt up to its usual standard. But the ending is very good and almost makes up for the books shortcomings. As usual if you didnt like McDer ...more
Not one of the better ones, and I miss Gildart Jackson as narrator. :( Not looking forward to this guy for the rest, he's ok, but not Gildart. :/

The story was ok, sad parts tho. :(
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Andy McDermott was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and now lives in Bournemouth. As a journalist and magazine editor, amongst other titles he edited DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. Andy is now a full-time writer.
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Other Books in the Series

Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #3)
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