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Natalie Sinclair is swept out of her mundane lawyer’s existence in London and catapulted into the adventure of her life-time in Greece, and all because of the contents of the mysterious Pandora’s Box hidden deep in the vaults of the British Museum.

She and her team of archaeological experts and secret service agents must solve a two-hundred year old mystery at the heart of
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Published October 27th 2011 by Smashwords
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Vidya-BooksAreMagic
The legendary Parthenon Marbles from the British museum is going to be returned back to Greece in another six months..or so the British Prime Minister has given word to the media. But, the Marbles, that the British possesses are fake and there is a secret "Pandora's Box", which contains a clue of the theft, that was committed two hundred years ago. The British has two options now: Come clean to the public with the news and face the consequences; or find the Marbles that was lost two hundred ...more
Donna
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story! This book is full of 'what ifs' and 'maybes'. Imagine what would happen today if the Elgin Marbles are discovered to be fakes? The real marbles having been stolen over 200 yrs ago. A "Pandora's Box" exists with information about the true marbles and the theft. Everyone is involved from the monarchy to the Prime Minister and museum director.

This books goes back and forth between multiple times in history to explain the story of the marbles. The book involves a colorful cast of
...more
Sapphyria
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Per the author: ‘The Devil’s Legacy’ is an up-market adventure/mystery set in the present day with flashbacks to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

The British Museum has been ordered by their government to return the ancient Parthenon Marbles back to their rightful owner--the country of Greece. All hell breaks loose, however, when it is discovered that the items the museum have been holding are indeed counterfeit. Now it's up to a group of archaeologists and others to find out what happened to
...more
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
London, Paris, New York, Greece...how far will this search reach?

Looking for the lost Parthenon Marbles seemed to be reaching from one end of the world to the other. The puzzle was trying to find out how they got stolen, where they were now, and how they would be found along with an explanation of why they were stolen in the first place.

As far as the search reached, the characters were miles apart as well. The characters were hilarious, devious, murderous, scheming, innocent, historical, and
...more
Kelsey
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
My thoughts: This is hands down the most creative book that I've ever read. Only this book could take the Pandora's box, the Titanic, Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, World Wars, Napoleon, the mafia, and multiple countries and tie them all up together in a way that makes perfect sense and makes you question quite a lot about the world all at the same time. It was incredible! It was full of surprises too which kept things fresh. It helped that I was a history lover before I read this because I ...more
Carmela
Jan 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The Devil's Legacy is an interesting book. Tom Jackson gives a very detailed account of what actually happened to the marbles as well as the various events and characters. There were a lot of twists and turns and what if scenarios.

Jackson kept you guessing and just when you thought you could predict the outcome - something else happened. If you enjoy history, then this book is a good one to add to your collection.

The only drawback was there may have been too many events and/or characters- the
...more
Marina Sofia
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this so much, as I feel so strongly about Greece having the Parthenon Marbles back. But the conspiracy plot is terribly far-fetched and the style seems to be a collection of cliches. I think the author is trying to cram too much in, which is a shame, because there are the backbones of an interesting premise hidden in there somewhere.
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Michael Kotsarinis
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Feb 23, 2012
Tom Jackson
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Kelsey
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
My thoughts: This is hands down the most creative book that I've ever read. Only this book could take the Pandora's box, the Titanic, Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, World Wars, Napoleon, the mafia, and multiple countries and tie them all up together in a way that makes perfect sense and makes you question quite a lot about the world all at the same time. It was incredible! It was full of surprises too which kept things fresh. It helped that I was a history lover before I read this because I ...more
Sapphyria
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Per the author: ‘The Devil’s Legacy’ is an up-market adventure/mystery set in the present day with flashbacks to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

The British Museum has been ordered by their government to return the ancient Parthenon Marbles back to their rightful owner--the country of Greece. All hell breaks loose, however, when it is discovered that the items the museum have been holding are indeed counterfeit. Now it's up to a group of archaeologists and others to find out what happened to
...more
Vidya-BooksAreMagic
The legendary Parthenon Marbles from the British museum is going to be returned back to Greece in another six months..or so the British Prime Minister has given word to the media. But, the Marbles, that the British possesses are fake and there is a secret "Pandora's Box", which contains a clue of the theft, that was committed two hundred years ago. The British has two options now: Come clean to the public with the news and face the consequences; or find the Marbles that was lost two hundred ...more
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
London, Paris, New York, Greece...how far will this search reach?

Looking for the lost Parthenon Marbles seemed to be reaching from one end of the world to the other. The puzzle was trying to find out how they got stolen, where they were now, and how they would be found along with an explanation of why they were stolen in the first place.

As far as the search reached, the characters were miles apart as well. The characters were hilarious, devious, murderous, scheming, innocent, historical, and
...more
Donna
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story! This book is full of 'what ifs' and 'maybes'. Imagine what would happen today if the Elgin Marbles are discovered to be fakes? The real marbles having been stolen over 200 yrs ago. A "Pandora's Box" exists with information about the true marbles and the theft. Everyone is involved from the monarchy to the Prime Minister and museum director.

This books goes back and forth between multiple times in history to explain the story of the marbles. The book involves a colorful cast of
...more
Carmela
Jan 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The Devil's Legacy is an interesting book. Tom Jackson gives a very detailed account of what actually happened to the marbles as well as the various events and characters. There were a lot of twists and turns and what if scenarios.

Jackson kept you guessing and just when you thought you could predict the outcome - something else happened. If you enjoy history, then this book is a good one to add to your collection.

The only drawback was there may have been too many events and/or characters- the
...more
Marina Sofia
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this so much, as I feel so strongly about Greece having the Parthenon Marbles back. But the conspiracy plot is terribly far-fetched and the style seems to be a collection of cliches. I think the author is trying to cram too much in, which is a shame, because there are the backbones of an interesting premise hidden in there somewhere.
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