The Secret of Excalibur (Wilde/Chase 3)

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 938

The third thrilling adventure thriller featuring archaeologist Nina Wilde, in which Nina must find Excalibur, King Arthur’s beloved sword. Said to make whoever holds it unstoppable in battle, the sword Excalibur has been coveted across the ages, and thought lost for over a thousand years. With a cryptic message to archaeologist Nina Wilde, this may be about to change. Historian Bernd Rust believes he can locate Excalibur... and that the sword is the key to harnessing an incredible source of energy. Nina is sceptical – until she and Rust are attacked by mercenaries determined to steal his research. Nina and her boyfriend, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are soon propelled into a deadly race to find Excalibur. From the deserts of Syria to the arctic wastes of Russia, Nina and Chase must battle a merciless enemy who plans to use the sword’s powers to plunge the world into a new era of war...

The Wilde & Chase Adventures: An Omnibus Collection

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1904

View: 572

Available together for the very first time, these are the first three novels in Andy McDermott's brilliant Wilde and Chase series. The Hunt for Atlantis Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the location of the lost city of Atlantis and now she wants the opportunity to prove her theory. With the help of ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase and beautiful heiress Kari Frost, Nina faces a breakneck race against time around the world, pursued at every step by agents of the mysterious - and murderous - Brotherhood of Selasphoros. From the jungles of Brazil to the mountains of Tibet, from the streets of Manhattan to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the hunt for Atlantis leads to a secret hidden for 11,000 years - which in the wrong hands could destroy civilization as we know it... The Tomb of Hercules Studies of an ancient text have convinced archaeologist Nina Wilde that a tomb containing the remains of legendary warrior Hercules may actually exist. As Nina and Eddie Chase, her ex-SAS bodyguard and now boyfriend, begin their search it's clear that others want to find the tomb - and the unimaginable riches contained within. Nina and Chase are soon following a violent trail of corruption and conspiracy around the globe. From Switzerland to Shanghai, Botswana to London, it's a race against time to find the Tomb of Hercules before it falls into the most evil of hands... The Secret of Excalibur Said to make whoever holds it unstoppable in battle, the sword Excalibur has thought lost for over a thousand years. With a cryptic message to archaeologist Nina Wilde, this may be about to change. Historian Bernd Rust believes he can locate Excalibur... and that the sword is the key to harnessing an incredible source of energy. Nina is sceptical - until she and Rust are attacked by mercenaries determined to steal his research. Nina and Chase are soon propelled into a deadly race to find Excalibur. From the deserts of Syria to the arctic wastes of Russia, the pair must battle a merciless enemy who plans to use the sword's powers to plunge the world into a new era of war...

Return to Atlantis

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

View: 793

When three ancient statues, which could tap into a colossal energy source, are stolen and her husband Eddie is accused of murder, archaeologist Nina Wilde must piece together a puzzle to prove Eddie's innocence and save the world.

The Tomb of Hercules

A Novel

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 133

AN ANCIENT WARRIOR. AN INCREDIBLE TREASURE. A LETHAL ENEMY. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime–the chance to prove that a tomb containing the remains of the legendary hero Hercules actually exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can locate it, it will be the most important historical find ever unearthed. But as Nina and her ex-SAS bodyguard, Eddie Chase, begin their search, it’s clear that others want to find the tomb–and the unimaginable riches within–and will do anything to get there first. Who will find the tomb of Hercules first, and what fantastic treasure does it hold? From New York to Shanghai, from Switzerland to the diamond mines of Botswana, Nina and Eddie must stay one step ahead of their enemies in a race to solve a mystery as ancient as civilization itself. But when a beautiful woman from Eddie’s past joins the hunt, all the rules change–and in this life-and-death game, their next move may be the most dangerous one of all. From the Paperback edition.

Empire of Gold

A Novel

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 755

A RUMOR OF RICHES. A MAZE OF MURDER. AND THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS, SOUGHT-AFTER PRIZE. Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase possess extraordinary pieces of an ancient puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South America. Inside a storm of political and drug warfare, Nina is getting close to one of history’s greatest secrets: the mythical golden city of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils another, Nina realizes that a legendary Incan leader made a deal with his Spanish captors—and hid forever the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of death traps and betrayals, including one that reaches into Eddie’s past in Afghanistan, even into his own family in England. Behind a waterfall in Peru is an unfound wonder of the world. And to get there, Nina and Eddie may have to sacrifice everything: their friends, their love for one another, even their lives. From the Paperback edition.

The Hunt for Atlantis

A Novel

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 367

A LOST CIVILIZATION. A DANGEROUS QUEST. A DEADLY SECRET. It’s one of history’s most enduring and controversial legends—the lost city of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is certain she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with the help of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his beautiful daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s about to make the most important discovery in centuries. But not everyone wants them to succeed: a powerful and mysterious organization will stop at nothing to ensure that a secret submerged for 11,000 years never resurfaces. More than one would-be discoverer has already died in pursuit of Atlantis’s secrets—including Nina’s own parents. Failure isn’t an option. From the streets of Manhattan to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Nina and Eddie will race against time—and follow a trail of danger and death to a revelation so explosive, it could destroy civilization forever…. From the Paperback edition.

The Covenant of Genesis

A Novel

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 346

AN INCREDIBLE DISCOVERY. A MERCILESS FOE. A DEADLY RACE FOR THE TRUTH. Off a remote stretch of the Indonesian coast, archaeologist Nina Wilde has made an astounding discovery: an artifact that will rewrite everything that’s known about human history. But before she can return to tell the world of her find, her ship is brutally attacked, her crew is ruthlessly murdered, and the artifact is stolen. Someone wants this secret to stay hidden—and will do anything to keep it that way. From the depths of the ocean to the Australian outback to the halls of the United Nations, Nina and her fiancé, ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, embark on a quest to stop the all-powerful Covenant of Genesis, a clandestine group sworn to keep Nina’s discovery a secret. Nina and Eddie have faced tough adversaries before, but the relentless Covenant is always two steps ahead of them—and more than willing to kill again. Who will be the first to expose the truth—and claim the most valuable archaeological prize of all time? Enter The Covenant of Genesis And discover an action-packed thrill ride that will keep you reading long into the night! From the Paperback edition.

Genreflecting

A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

View: 696

The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Kingdom of Darkness

A Novel

Author: Andy McDermott

Publisher: Dell

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 115

For fans of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes a gripping, globe-spanning adventure in Andy McDermott’s thrilling series featuring American archaeologist Nina Wilde and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. History’s most sought after treasure is now mankind’s worst fear. In Los Angeles, a desperate man seeks out renowned archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex–SAS soldier Eddie Chase—only to be gunned down in front of them. The assassin is soon identified as a ninety-year-old Nazi war criminal—with the body of a healthy forty-year-old. Following the victim’s final warnings, Nina and Eddie travel to Cairo to inspect the newly discovered tomb of Alexander the Great. But the real find is hidden in one of its treasures—a mechanical guide leading to one of antiquity’s most tantalizing myths: a spring of water said to give eternal life to those who drink it. Nina, Eddie, and a team of Mossad agents realize that the myth is real, and that a group of former SS men who have tasted this water are now hunting for its source. But before they can act, Nina is kidnapped and spirited away to a secret Nazi enclave in Argentina, igniting a fierce, fateful, globe-spanning struggle in which her life hangs in the balance. All the while a terrifying possibility emerges—that the world’s darkest evil could live on forever. Praise for the novels of Andy McDermott “Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Hunt for Atlantis “A fun, action-filled James Bond/Indiana Jones–esque story.”—Geek Speak Magazine, on Return to Atlantis “Adventure stories don’t get much more epic than this.”—Daily Mirror (U.K.) Praise for Kingdom of Darkness “When it comes to archaeological adventure thrillers, I’m not sure that there’s anyone writing in the genre today who is stronger, smarter, or more consistent than Andy McDermott. His Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase series is like a mixture of Indiana Jones, James Bond, Dirk Pitt, and Jack Bauer. . . . Kingdom of Darkness is smart, clever, and exciting stuff. . . . If you’re looking for a solid archaeological adventure that is as committed to the history as to the thrills, then this is definitely worth a read.”—Beauty in Ruins “Nonstop, relentless extreme action . . . [McDermott’s] thrillers have become increasingly accomplished, confident and rounded. The characters of Nina and Eddie are so well developed they appear almost to have a life of their own and their story has become arguably the most important aspect of the books. The plots are always exciting, pacey and gobsmacking [and] the runaway train action is matched by heart, with many laugh-out-loud lines as well as other scenes of devastating sadness or cruelty. What a fantastic series!”—For Winter Nights “As ever, Andy McDermott mixes high-action car chases, gun battles and mysterious quests, then shakes them well to provide an explosive cocktail. A breakneck running battle on a speeding train is an absolute classic, reminiscent of Bond films at their best.”—Crime Review “An excellent thriller, exhausting, laugh-out-loud funny and gobsmackingly heartbreaking. If you like high octane thrillers then you cannot miss this book.”—Parmenion Books From the Paperback edition.

Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 676

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1620

View: 516

Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 873

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Video Movie Guide 2002

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN:

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1582

View: 276

This bestselling video guide to films, serials, TV movies, and old TV series available on video is completely updated with the newest releases. Containing more than 18,000 listings, this revised edition includes 400 new entries that are detailed with a summary, commentary, director, cast members, MPAA rating, and authors' rating.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

2005

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1655

View: 783

Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 427

The Video Movie Guide 2000

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

View: 210

The latest edition of the perennial bestseller reviews more than 18,000 films and TV shows on video, including hundreds of the latest releases. The guide also reviews television series and shows how to order the shows on video. Includes an Index of directors and cast, as well as a list of Academy Award winners of the past eight decades.