Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse...Carved... show more
Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse...Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb--a virtual planet killer. In the wrong hands it could mean the end of mankind. And whoever possesses the idol, possesses the unfathomable--and cataclysmic--power of the gods...Now, in the foothills of the Andes, Race's team has arrived--but they're not alone. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival.Because some treasures are meant to stay buried..and forces are ready to kill to keep it that way...
Publish date: February 18th 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 508
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
I really enjoy Reilly's writing style. He really knows how to keep the action going and he creates some crazy fabulous scenes. The Temple was no different - action packed all the way. The only negative I have about it is I thought there one too many groups competing for the supernova and also I thou...
Linguist William Race gets suckered into translating a rare 16th century manuscript in order to locate an idol carved from an extraterrestrial substance more powerful than uranium or plutonium that was hidden by the Incas in the wake of the Spanish conquest of 1532. Once conscripted, Race discovers ...
I really respect Matthew Reilly from what I know about him through his books. He seems a likeable, intelligent person. I've also quite enjoyed his action novels. For thriller novels they're not your standard run-of-the-mill novel. They focus around one interesting and unique idea. I'll admit that th...
This was probably the longest book I've read and I read in a week or so. For me it's an achievement.This is a thriller as it should be with a fast paced narrative with an interesting plot, albeit in the end being kind of funny. My number one question is: Who the heck is the bad guy? First were the G...
I'm a little sad. Not because of this book, this book was great. I'm sad because I've now read all of Matthew Reilly's books at least once. I have to wait for his next book to be published: wait!!If anything, Temple is probably one of Matt's best books. In typical Reilly style it redefines fast pace...