I felt this was a great book in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes. It was a great story line with a huge twist at the end that floored me. Would not recommend to kids due to the subject matter at the end but for adults it was an interesting tale.
I have pretty much enjoyed the Jack Howard Series so far until I got to this book. I really wanted to like it because of the Egyptian subject and the adventure you would imagine that would come along with it. BUT I was disappointed! As I listened more and more to the book, the narrative began droning on and on and on about military campaigns and different Officers in the army in Egypt and it just got away from the exciting adventure that the other books in the series had. I did get through it but I found myself daydreaming and not paying attention because I felt like I was back in school with a boring professor just droning on about dates and times. I really was disappointed with the ending. The climax just ends just where you should start the adventure!
I do like David Gibbins as an author because of the cool archeology and historical tales he incorporates in his books but this one unfortunately fails in my opinion. Hope the next one is better!
Powerful Wartime Narrative
The main character and how he adapts to survive and later finds meaning.
When he tore the Nazi flag down.
I was deeply moved by this book because being born after WWII, I didn't know how bad the Japanese military had treated prisoners of war. One only hears about the Germans and how bad they were but never about how other countries dealt with prisoners of war during WWII.
This is completely worth the download. I would recommend the first book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so that when you download this book you will understand some of the background. If you don't you still will find this a great book!
Years ago I picked up a James Rollins' book for a long flight overseas. Since that time I have become a huge fan of his books. A good description of his books' story lines would be a secret agent uses archeology and the past to save the present world. This is another Sigma Force Novel that uses some of the past characters again to tell such a story. Revealing a dark Nazi experiment from the past you get caught up adventure that takes the characters all over the globe. This is one of the best "listens" for James Rollins. I don't think you will be disappointed.
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