It was the most renowned and respected shrine in the Roman Empire, the object of veneration by Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Octavian, and a host of other luminaries. It stood for centuries within a sacred precinct the size of a large town at the heart of the greatest Greek city in the world. Yet it disappeared without a trace, creating the greatest archaeological enigma of the ancient world. What became of the tomb of Alexander the Great? Does any part of it still survive? Find out in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Charles Brokaw, THE ORACLE CODE.
When word of the tomb’s secret location and the treasured wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi it may hold materialize in the code of an ancient scroll in Afghanistan, Harvard linguist and archeologist professor Thomas Lourds must quickly find out. That is if the evil forces that wish to obtain the treasure that the tomb holds doesn’t stop him first. Russian President Nevsky and his secret police will stop at nothing to harness the power of what the tomb may hold—power to control the world as Alexander the Great did. When the Taliban catches wind of the discovery they’re also dangerously hot on the trail.
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"Short, gripping chapters move the action from Egypt to Russia to Africa to London. Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code. Look out, Dan Brown, Brokaw can play this game a lot better than most of your imitators." –Booklist on THE ATLANTIS CODE
"[E]xcellent entertainment, […] A rollicking adventure, with nonstop action and suspense. Readers can only hope that Brokaw is prepared to send Professor Lourds on further quests." –Publishers Weekly on THE ATLANTIS CODE
About the Author: New York Times bestselling author Charles Brokaw is the author of THE ATLANTIS CODE, THE LUCIFER CODE, and THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE. Charles Brokaw is a pseudonym for an author, academic, and college educator living in the Midwest. He’s had a rich and varied life, and is fascinated by history, human accomplishment, and archeology.
The story is a good read but the story line isn't as refined as Dan Brown. With that said, the characters and the plot keep you engaged. Tough to put down.
From a great author! Keep them coming!
The Oracle Code
Loads of history and action but, as with the other "Code" books, the big buildup is a big let down in the end. Could've been a lot more exciting had imagination taken a larger role in the conclusion. I gave it 3 stars for historical interest.