For three thousand years, the world's most dangerous treasure has been lost.
Now the code that reveals its hiding place is about to be broken ... Sam Grant is a disgraced ex-SOE soldier and an adventurer by trade.
But he has a secret: six years ago, a dying archaeologist entrusted him with his life's work - transcripts of mysterious writing found in a hidden cave on Crete.
Deciphered, it could lead to one of the greatest prizes in history.But the treasure is as dangerous as it is valuable.
The CIA wants it; so does the KGB.Helped by a brilliant Oxford professor, and a beautiful Greek archaeologist with her own secrets to hide, Grant is plunged into a labyrinth of ancient cults, forgotten mysteries and lost civilizations.But time is running out. The secrets of the distant past may hold the key to the newest threats of the modern world...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 18/10/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099515739
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Review by wyvernfriend
A pretty fast-moving story of language, treasure and international conspiracy. Sam grant was a special-forces soldier during World War II, while on Crete he was entrusted with a dying archaeologists last papers, his life's work. Now they want him to find hidden treasure that would appear to be a source of power. It leads him into hidden treasure, lost languages and a lot of speculation.It was quite a quick read but there were parts that didn't join up too well, they travelled a lot, sometimes back to the same place, or near it quite quickly, and distances seemed a bit telescoped for the period. Still I found it pretty entertaining. Then again I have a weakness for post-war fiction.