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

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  3,326 Ratings  ·  113 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
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Headline (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fantasy
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
Elly Wendy
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
2* Ths is tough to write. Thrillers dealing with archaeology are often among my favourites, so I had high hopes for this. And throughout, there were enough teasers and questions thrown out to keep me going and I did listen to the end. But there were many times when I very nearly gave up, and it was all for the same reasons: a smash to the side of the head, blood spurting; his fingers slipped and he smashed his way down the cliff, blood spurting; one vehicle smashing another one, occupants gettin ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
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.
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you want action, history, adventure, archeology, plot twist on twists and intrigue -- then this series is for you. Another fabulous addition to the Nina and Eddie show!

Obviously these books are fairly formulaic but they are well written and fast-paced...and if you like this sort of genre, it will hit the right spot. Personally I'd read it just for Eddie and his hilarious potty mouthed strings of annoyance and abuse.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I think I'm leaning closer to 3.5 Stars, than 4 for this one. Another enjoyable read in the series, although the further I get into it the more I like Eddie, and dislike Nina - her choices quite frankly have started to make me want to throw the book at her. McDermott provides an intriguing look into Eddie's past, and Macy makes a return (yay!). Overall the book did feel strangely paced - the actual archaeological discovery seemed to take up such a small part of the book (compared to others in th ...more
Jane Plumridge
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: andy-mcdermott
I've only read a few of Andy McDermott books, but this felt very much like a rerun of a previous novel, just in a different location. Some of the military moves that Eddie pulls off really stretches the imagination to the limit. I know it's fiction but even so!
Hard going in places, mainly because it's covering similar ground. Interesting ending however, so will read the next one to see where that takes us....
It's always interesting when the reader/narrator of an audio book changes. Up until now it's been Gildart Jackson, but with Empire of Gold, it's now Robin Sachs. I'm guessing Gildart was picked to make make sure Eddie's Yorkshire accent was there. Unfortunately when lots of the other characters aren't English, the still tend to sound it, plus the voice for Nina tended toward unrelenting bitchy. Now Robin on the other hand sounds like a well-pleased cat lapping scotch by the fire. His voice is de ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Very good, but the violence is too gory for my tastes. The author writes as if these books are action movies, so everything is quite detailed, down to specific details of goryness. Not for the faint of heart, or stomach. Other than that, a wonderful story.
Corey Baltzer
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
546 pages of an incredible story... and then it blatantly ends with a 'to be continued?' Come on, Andy. :p
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Yet another action packed, full tilt adventure story as I've come to expect from McDermont.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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David Devine
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mcdermott
It would be nice if the heroes could manage not to blow up or damage archaeological finds in ther efforts to stop the bad guys.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Personally not my favorite in the series so far, but it was still fun to read.
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Robin Carter
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book Description (from back of book)

" 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
Kevin Kazokas
Sep 02, 2012 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
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it
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
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Graeme Stokes
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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

Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Ежко Таралежко
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Дюд, ето това е приключенски трилър, деба - събрал всичко най-добро от Индиана Джоунс, Лара Крофт, Ънчартед игрите и квото се сетите - а е том СЕДМИ от поредица...просто няма как да не издиря предните и следващите....
Елфът СТРОГО препоръчва!
Henri Moreaux
Whilst this was better than Hunt for Atlantis, it was still disappointing. It's half a book really.

You start off with the story set up to be about some fancy statues, the whole book is about tracing the missing statue in the set and then on the last page, the story isn't resolved and you're left with essentially a forward sell for the next book.

In my mind a good series allows you to read a single book and enjoy it, yet read them all and benefit from a continuing set of plots & sub plots wat
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Timothy Vogel
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Andy Plonka
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Andrew Anthony
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Having not read any of Wilde/Chase books for a year or so, I was looking forward to it filling my plane flight home with something new. Typical book of the series however, with, for me at least, not enough time spent in the ancient ruins/temples exploring and the like. Still worth a read, and with it left as it has been in the final chapter, I will most likely read the next in the series. Not however, before I read Exploration Fawcett.. Oh how I am looking forward to that. When it finally arrive ...more
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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 14 books)
  • The Hunt for Atlantis (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #1)
  • The Tomb of Hercules (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #2)
  • The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #3)
  • The Covenant Of Genesis (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #4)
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“You saying I’m getting old?” Eddie asked, grinning. “It happens to us all, in the end. If we’re lucky.” 2 likes
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