The Pyramid Of Doom (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #5)
A SECRET KEPT FOR SIX THOUSAND YEARS.
A RACE FOR LIFE WORTH KILLING FOR.
An international TV audience waits breathlessly as archaeologists prepare to break into a long-hidden vault beneath the Great Sphinx. But archaeology student Macy Sharif has already made her own shocking discovery: a religious cult raiding the site. Their prize? A map that w...more
And that's because of all the detailed action sequences in the book.
I picked this one solely because I am through a phase where cults, secret societies, religious orders have become my obsession. After Dan Brown, I experimented with James Rollins who kept me happy but Andy fails to do the same.
The book is not at all boring, because it keeps you hooked right till the end. This must have been the fastest that i ever read. But I guess my appetite for th...more
In Andy McDermott's brilliant new novel, Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are on the hunt for the lost pyramid of Osiris...The incredible secret of the Great Sphinx of Egypt is about to be revealed. An archaeological dig is preparing to open the Hall of Records, a repository of ancient knowledge hidden beneath the enigmatic statue. But on the night of the unveiling student Macy Sharif makes a shocking discovery: a religious cult already raiding the Hall of Records to find the location of the mythical...more
The shared DNA is clear. A cra...more
I always, and I mean always, read these books for the plot. That’s the poi...more
There are lots of explosions, lots of broken bones, lots of bad guys, the obligatory useless Hollywood action here (think Charlie's Angels, lots of references to Indy, Lara and and you have a book screaming out make me into a movie.
To be honest, this book was not my cup of tea. I was disappointed with char...more
There seems to be two titles. Pyramid of Doom (Didn't I tell you--Indy) or The Cult of Osiris.
This book was exactly what you'd expect it to be: a not-particularly deep, entertaining read.
The tone is what really gives this book legs, in my opinion, in that it never takes itself too seriously, a la Indiana Jones. Eddie especially made me laugh out loud multiple times.
Different, probably, from most readers, but I enjoy the "figuring out clues and ancient booby traps" par...more
La tensione è palpabile già dalle prime pagine e questa volta le cose sembrano un po' più complicate del solito per via dello status quo venutosi a creare alla fine del libro precedente, ma i due non si fermeranno di fronte a queste "piccole difficoltà" e tra inseguimenti mozzafiato, esplosione e ro...more
I've enjoyed th...more
Nina and Chase go looking for the tomb of the Egyptian god-king Osiris, which if found to be real, would turn the mythology of Egypt on it's head.
I like that it has a happy ending. Nina gets pretty much everything that she wants in the end.
I really liked how it wasn't Nina who started the whole thing this time. It was actually another young woman, an archeology student who greatly admired Nina ironically enough. She noticed something was...more
As always the villains are a bit transparent but it doesn't really matter as the point of these books isn't to give a deep and meaningful story but rather to make things explode, preferably helicopters. I do have to say that I am proud to say that I figured out at least one of the twists that happened. It's not that it was obvious, it's that it happened in an epis...more
I love this series. I picked up the first book "The Hunt for Atlantis" on a recommendation from my Mom who totally loved it. I was hooked! I've since bought all the books that are available.. waiting patiently for the next one to arrive later this spring.
In this book we get to see a different side of Ni...more
Andy's McDermott style doesn't really change. He keeps his Hollywood production book to create an adventure, once again with explosions, treachery, evil guys and well..everything that was in the previous books too. As i've said before, it's the usual Nina finds something, bad guys they hunt, they try to save the world, bad guys catch Nina, Nina helps them, Eddie saves her, there i...more
Following up on the events of the pr...more
Beneath the Great Sphinx of Egypt lies the Hall of Records, a repository of ancient knowledge long thought to be legend. But on the eve of its opening, archaeology student Macy Sharif discovers a religious cult raiding its treasures, determined to find the location of the mythical Pyramid of Osiris - a discovery that could cost her life.
Nina and Eddie have problems of their own - until Macy's plea for help th...more
This is where the book loses a star: The "booby-traps" that we've all come to expect in any post-Indiana Jones tomb-raiding exploit. Call me crazy, but I'd think the architects of a rich Pharaonic tomb would simply design their traps to KILL -- maybe cleverly or ironically, but never with a guaranteed solution for ea...more
If you like action movies then you will enjoy his books. An quick easy read.
I gues there is always another mith that could be explored but After 6 in a row, Andy has move to something different, in his new book based on the Final Destination charaters "Death of the Senses" It will be interesting to see Andy's interpritation of this ve...more