The Emperor's Tomb
The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is... show more
The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he sees Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to China, a vast and mysterious land where danger lurks at every turn.
Publish date: November 23rd 2010
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Cotton Malone (#6)
I've been lucky lately in that Rollins, Thor, and now Berry have put out their best work in their latest releases (next to last for this Berry work). I enjoyed this Berry novel more than any of his others. The characters were much stronger and easier to identify with in this book than other Berry bo...
A thriller set in China, involving the Chinese, Russians and Americans. Alliances are necessary, but is everyone who they claim to be. In addition to the page-turning allure, this book is also informative: concerning the history of China and other scientific discoveries and inventions. This, I find,...
wartka akcja, szybkie zwroty, przygoda przez duże P :) ale w sumie nie to mnie ujęło... bardzo podobało mi się wyjaśnienie na końcu książki, co jest prawdą a co fikcją literacką, duży plus za to właśnie! byłam zdumiona, jak wiele prawdy, faktów autor umieścił w książce, czegoś się dowiedziałam, miło...
Cotton Malones life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen is never boring, hell, I wonder if he even have time to be an antiquarian book dealer since he spends much of his time traveling around the globe saving things and people. In this book he has to save his close friend Cassiopeia Vitt and...
I adore Berry's books, however, this one was not my favorite. While the mystery was good and I as a reader was never quiet sure who was playing who and who was working for whom, I had a hard time getting into the historical stuff. I think it is because it's Eastern history and that's not a favorite ...