logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Codex - Douglas Preston
The Codex
by: (author)
3.48 135
"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing---along with his... show more
"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing---along with his entire collection---from his mansion in New Mexico.At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb.The race is on, but the three brothers are not the only ones competing for the treasure. This secret is so astounding it cannot be kept quiet for long. With half a billion dollars at stake, as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt---and some of them will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods.The bestselling coauthor of such page-turning thrillers as Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities, Douglas Preston now spins an unforgettable tale of greed, adventure, and betrayal.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765346292 (076534629X)
Publisher: Forge Books
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
MRHill
MRHill rated it
3.0 The Codex
Douglas Preston’s The Codex is a fun, adventurous romp. An eccentric multi-millionaire, dying of cancer, buries himself and all his wealth in a tomb somewhere in the world. If his three sons want their inheritance, they have to find his tomb and raid it—which is how he earned his wealth.Unknown to t...
CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
3.0 The Codex
The Codex starts off with a great premise. Billionaire Max Broadbent, who is dying of cancer, disappears and leaves a video for his three sons. In order to get their inheritance, which he packed away with him, they have to find him in a jungle in South America. Sounds great. And although the novel h...
lgwapnitsky
lgwapnitsky rated it
2.0 The Codex
Not too bad for an adventure-type novel. I guiltily enjoyed it and might look at some of Preston's other books.
Barbara1951
Barbara1951 rated it
Started 5-18-10.I ALMOST "really liked it." It was a bit long in the middle. It's at least a 3.5.
Other editions (19)
Books by Douglas Preston
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?