Book Review: The Pyramid of Doom by: Andy McDermott


Bantam Books

Publish Date:
September 28, 2010


Mass Market Paperback

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Amazon / Barnes & Noble

An international TV audience waits breathlessly as archaeologists prepare to break into a long-hidden vault beneath the Great Sphinx. But student Macy Sharif has already made her own shocking discovery: a religious cult raiding the site. Their prize? A map that will lead to something far more astounding: the lost pyramid of Osiris. Framed by corrupt officials, Macy goes on the run, trying to reach the only people who can save her before she is silenced - permanently.

American archaeologist Nina Wilde, once a renowned scientific explorer, now all but blacklisted by her colleagues, is trying to rebuild her reputation. But Macy's plea for help will send Nina and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase on the ultimate treasure hunt. From the streets of Manhattan to a yacht off Monaco to a buried desert site, they'll follow an elusive trail stalked by a killer determined to uncover a six-thousand-year-old secret. And beneath the forbidding desert, they'll enter a forgotten world both wondrous and horrifying, where the ancient God of Death has kept his secrets - until now. 

Review: Following up on the events of the previous book, this book finds Eddie and Nina falling on hard times and the entire world now views Nina as a joke. When college student Macy contacts Nina claiming to have pictures of a tablet that could lead to one of the biggest discoveries yet: the tomb of the Egyptian god Osiris. Unfortunately there's also a powerful cult full of influential people standing in the way, people who are  more than willing to eliminate anyone who gets in their way.

I've enjoyed this series from the first word and this book is no different. Although I wasn't a fan of how much Nina and Eddie argued and Nina was depressed. Don't get me wrong, I can see how hard it was for Nina to be disgraced and shunned by her colleagues, but it just kind of dragged on. Overall, I enjoyed this adventure and while it wasn't as climactic as the previous books, it was highly engaging and entertaining.

Eddie Chase & Nina Wilde Series: The Hunt for Atlantis (1), The Tomb of Hercules (2), The Secret of Excalibur (3), The Covenant of Genesis (4), The Pyramid of Doom (5), The Sacred Vault (6), Empire of Gold (7), Temple of the Gods (8)


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