Publisher: Bantam Books
Publish Date: March 22, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: When Michelangelo's David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it's only the latest in a series of audacious raids on the world's greatest treasures. But American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, discover the raiders' ultimate target when the Talonor Codex - a cryptic travel journal that Nina found in Atlantis - is snatched from a well-guarded exhibition right in from of their eyes.
The codex holds clues to the location of the Vault of Shiva and its mythical contents: the chronicles of the ancient Hindu god of destruction himself. From a deadly shootout in San Francisco to a hidden valley in the snowbound Himalayas, Nina and Eddie must run a labyrinthine gauntlet of ruthless killers, corrupted faiths, and twisted ambitions to reach the sacred vault ahead of a cunning billionaire with a plot to remake the world - after he brings this one crashing down.
Review: The Sacred Vault is a fun, relaxing read full of adventure and action. Mr. McDermott shows off his researching skills with all the information included about internet, computers, art, Indian culture and religion. I enjoyed the fast-paced action, characters, and of course, Eddie’s snarky dialogue. While the plot is not overly complex, The Sacred Vault is a roller coaster ride of death-defying action. This is a good rainy-day or travel book. Enjoy!
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)