The Emperor's Tomb

The Emperor's Tomb

Cotton Malone Series, Book 6

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307739117
Characteristics: 1 online resource (12 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott
OverDrive, Inc

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IV27HUjg
Dec 10, 2015

Based on this one time read I can say I'm not a SB fan.

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waterboy
Apr 15, 2011

I’m a big fan of Steve Berry since I discovered his work a few years ago. His stories are very similar in nature to Dan Brown’s historical based action fiction (is there a name for that kind of work?). Anyway you will recognize the hero of the story as a reluctant protagonist who uncovers the mystery, saves the girl and defeats the bad guy. In this story that’s true once again. The character Cotton Malone is in every Steve Berry story I’ve read. Although I’d say in this one he doesn’t demonstrate any significant knowledge of his “treasure hunt”. That’s a little unusual, and he ends up just being an action hero and not much more. The story is around ancient secrets of China mixed with the political jockeying of the men lusting for power to be the next leader. The story is entertaining enough although it’s not my favourite of Berry’s books. Since this was an audio book I should say the narrator is the one used for his previous stories and he does a decent job of it. So if you’re a fan of Berry’s it worth a look, if you’ve never read his books before I might recommend the Charlemagne Pursuit, but that’s just because it was the first book I read that got me hooked on Berry’s stories.

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