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The Aztec Code (Thieves Like Us #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  376 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Jonah is feeling the pressure. A valuable artefact has gone missing, something that Nathaniel Coldhardt, criminal mastermind and Jonah's boss, desperately wants to get his hands on. Then a member of their elite team of thieves is kidnapped from under their very noses.
Paperback, 311 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Bloomsbury UK (first published 2007)
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Savita
May 10, 2011 Savita rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs a good action novel!
I love these books.
So. Dang. Much.
They've got everything--the sultry girl, the tougher girl, the sensitive boy, the pervy boy, and the Goth-ish boy. And they're all theives!
Tons of action, just a slight hint of romance, lots of crude humor...I couldn't be happier.
Nolan
Feb 16, 2017 Nolan added it
I cannot remember a time when I have read a book with so much detail and so little excitement.

The Aztec Code is a novel written by Stephen Cole. The name suggests an interesting tale but the book doesn’t back up the title. Jonah Wish is in an elite team of teenage thieves lead by master criminal Nathaniel Coldhardt. Coldhardt plans every mission with absolute precision. So when Jonah and the rest of the team break into a highly secure compound to steal a precious sword, they can't quite believ
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Kurisu
IT is pretty rare for me to not read a book through but I just didn't enjoy the voice of this book. DNF
Yaseer Abdullahi
After reading the first book I could not stop myslef from going through every shelf until I found it.
Aaron Klussmann
Jan 10, 2017 Aaron Klussmann rated it really liked it
The book was overall pretty good. Very well designed character and plot.
Petit-lips
May 20, 2012 Petit-lips rated it really liked it
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- L'équipe de Nathaniel Coldhardt est envoyée en mission afin d'infiltrer un bâtiment militaire sous haute surveillance, pour y récupérer une épée que leur employeur veut à tout prix. Cependant l'épée n'est pas sur place et Tye, l'une des cambrioleurs d'élite, est kidnappée peu de temps après.
Jonah Wish et ses 4 collègues vont découvrir que cette épée a quelque chose de particulier et qu'une sorte de secte appelée le Sixième Soleil est à sa recherche pour
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Alina
This is a nice, action-adventure type book. I always like those types of stories where there's a group of people with different talents working together to go against the bad guys (hello, LEVERAGE =P). Although this is aimed at younger readers, there are still quite a few references to violence and sexual innuendo, though nothing too bad.

I had read the first book a few years back and only now got to this one, but I didn't feel like I was missing much by not really remembering a lot about the fi
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Alexander
Feb 06, 2013 Alexander rated it really liked it
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Sam A
Jan 24, 2013 Sam A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thieves Till We Die
Stephen Cole

The book Thieves Till We Die, written by Stephen Cole is a book that I enjoyed. The overall lesson the author wants the reader to take from this book is being a thieve takes a lot of skill, patience, and most importantly the right team with skills.
Thieves Till We die begins by a group of thieves set on stealing a sword that there boss wants badly. Also a secret organization wants the sword for a ritual because they want to bring some god back to life to worship. S
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Shannon
Jul 23, 2015 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready for enough suspense to get your adrenaline shooting through your veins! This is book two in the Thieves series (will there be a book 3? This book was written in 2007.) and brings back the same crew of teenage thieves working for their "master" Coldhardt. In this novel, one of the girls, Tye, gets kidnapped. Jonah, Motti, Con and Patch all expect to receive orders to find her, but Coldhardt has other plans. Instead, the kids must recover the Sword or Cortez. While trying to find the swo ...more
Tracy
Aug 31, 2012 Tracy rated it liked it
HS Decent demonic adventure, though I liked Horowitz's Gatekeepers series more (BOOK 5 IN APRIL 2013 - torture to wait!). Maybe too much adult content (sexual innuendo, one vague encounter, alcohol, a little cursing but the repeated word was pu**y) to be recommended to middle grades.

Group of early twenty-somethings (maybe late teens?) with theft specialties and a touch of paranormal (lockpicking, codebreaking, truthtelling and mesmerism) recruited from bad lives to work together to steal for a r
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Malcolm
Surprise, surprise. Another novel working the lode of The Da Vinci Code; ancient mysteries, cryptic codes, secret societies with nefarious intentions, this time in Mexico.Combine with this, elements of Robert Muchamore's Cherub novels but for a twist make the teenage protagonists into thieves working as a team with specialist skills. This lacks the pace of a Dan Brown thriller and the sense of pursuit is missing as well as the deep feeling of menace which Brown's villains evoke but the novel is ...more
Andrew
Dec 26, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this as it was called The Aztec Code. I like the adventure and sometime the more far fetched story line events the better. The protagonists in this were very different to what I usually read so all in all a great concept with travel, witty repartee and character building throughout the story. Perhaps because it was very different to what I usually read it didn't really hit the spot! Still a great yarn tho!
Corrin
May 29, 2015 Corrin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I think he goes into too much detail as a writer but his characters sure are solid and the action scenes believable. I also love the ending scenes in both his novels and that is one of the keys to being a good writer, knowing how to end something right. I wonder if there is a next book. I sure hope so.
Luke
Mar 10, 2008 Luke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHOA!!!! Stephen Cole does it again! At times, I felt like this was not as good as "Thieves Like Us", but then there'd be a huge twist that would keep you hanging and just begging for more! By far, the better of the two. I would recommend this whole series to anyone, especially those who like espionage.
Carmel
Feb 06, 2012 Carmel rated it really liked it
The Aztec Code for me was better than Thieves Like Us. I preferred the main plot in this one.
Ah, I do love these books and Patch in this one is actually just adorable. I think he has to be my favorite character of them all!
Keith Athaide
Jan 14, 2013 Keith Athaide rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well paced and riveting. Could have done without the sexual references and the swearing which took the Lord's name in vain.
Braley Rosario
Jul 18, 2009 Braley Rosario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me feel very happy because the characters in this book are hunters. Also they find many types of clues in a pyramid at somewhere no one has been.
Patrick
Aug 25, 2012 Patrick rated it liked it
This book is really good because it tells you about Aztec culture and the way they live and how they sacrificed people to there gods I enjoyed that part of the book.
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Stephen Cole (born 1971) is an English author of children's books and science fiction. He was also in charge of BBC Worldwide's merchandising of the BBC Television series Doctor Who between 1997 and 1999: this was a role which found him deciding on which stories should be released on video, commissioning and editing a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, producing audioboo
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