When brilliant archaeologist Dilara Kenner is contacted by Sam Watson, an old family friend who says that he has crucial information about her missing father, Dilara abandons her Peruvian dig and rushes to Los Angeles to meet him. But at the airport, Sam speaks instead of Noah’s Ark—the artifact her father had long been searching for—and the possible death of billions. Before Sam can explain, he collapses. With his dying breath, he urges Dilara to find Tyler Locke—a man she’s never heard of.
Two days later Dilara manages to track down former combat engineer Tyler Locke on an oil rig off Newfoundland. Her helicopter transport goes down well short of the oil rig’s landing pad and Dilara and those aboard nearly drown. No sooner is Dilara safely on the rig than she convinces Tyler the crash was no accident. Tyler agrees to help her uncover the secret behind Noah's Ark and, more important, her father's disappearance. As the picture begins to come into focus, they realize they have just seven days to find the Ark before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again.
With a chilling premise and a blistering pace, Boyd Morrison combines all the best elements of a blockbuster thriller with an intelligent and fascinating exploration of one of the Old Testament’s great mysteries.
©2010 Boyd Morrison (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
I enjoyed this book, as did my two daughters. The story was taut and exciting - the characters engaging; Tyler Locke reminded me a lot of Cussler"s Dirk Pitt, but since I love Pitt I don't mind the resemblance if Clive doesn't.
I also enjoyed the twist on Noah's Ark and the flood, strange, yet as plausible as any of the current theories out there.
I found this a perfect summer read - not too light,not too heavy - just right.
Really cool. Right up there with Clive Cussler, James Rollins and Matthew Reilly. Love the twist on the Noah's Ark story. Tyler Locke is a great protag and I'm looking forward to his next adventure
Gaines does a fine job narrating. I really enjoyed this book. Next please.
The characters were too perfect. Everything came too easy to them.
Anybody who could read a little faster.
The Russian female bad girl
All in all, I found myself preferring to listen to the news on the radio rather than plug in my iPod and listen to this book. I make myself listen to everyhing I pay for even if it is bad but it was not easy with this book. I read all the reviews before purchasing and thought that some of the people who reviewed it were being overly critical so I clicked 'Buy' anyway. Guess I should have paid more attention to those reviews.
Dont let the narrarator ruin your listening to a good book! I read waaay to many "critics" who go on and on about a bad narrarater, so what!
Pretty good overall concept, but as USUUAL, the military folks were stereotypical, and the egghead types were either evil geniuses or high minded academics. Could have been much better. I'm tired of "delta force" being portrayed as robots, etc. I'm not saying the authors have to be military experts BUT if they're going to make it part of the story they should be accurate, ex. over reliance on this or that kind of weapon that we ALL know about and comic book dialog between the soldiers, etc. Narration was fine, but I never let the narraration ruin a book for me.
It seemed to drag on and on unnecessarily.
Not very dynamic
I would recommend James Rollins for anyone interested in this type of book. Much better author.
Similar to the Dan Brown book. The Ark contains fairly cinematic writing. You can see how this could be made into a movie either for TV of the theater. The tale is engaging and contains some of the trademark trivia minutiae that Dan Brown wows us with in his books. If you are fan of the Dan Brown books, you will like this. If you are not, it's still worth a listen.
After reading it made the whole story of the ark more believable.
Indiana Jones series, in more modern times!
Noahs Ark is found!
I really enjoyed all of this book. it was a very novel approach to a time honored biblical story. We can often see how the Lord can use us to accomplish his will!!
I've tried twice to listen to this book but I can't seem to stay with it. There is nothing believable including the characters who are right out of a romance novel.
Possibly, in a distant future. I pretty much got the whole story with this listening experience.
There were some moments that dragged along a bit. However, it picked up as the story rolled along toward the middle.
Tyler Locke and his buddy, Grant. Great team and good humor.
The Ark isn't what you think!
I've got another of Boyd Morrison's books on Kindle (Rogue Wave) and loved it.. This is the first series book I've listened to. Although the plot was similar to some others I've listened to ("Judas Strain" by James Rollins and Cllive Cussler's, "Plague Ship") it had its own unique twist. I really loved the characters in the book and their "McGyver-like" solutions to some of the obstacles in their way. All in all a good listen. My only complaint is that it twisted and turned a bit too much and could have been shorter and still have been good. Pretty good story for an early effort, though.
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