Steve Berry has made a career out of uncovering lost artifacts and building them into fictional plots . . . Berry surrounds central sleuth, Cotton Malone, with so many intriguing characters and fascinating titbits of real history that the formula always seems fresh . . . This is one of Berry's best.
Berry has a knack for conveying history without slowing down the page-turning suspense . . . His biggest-selling book yet; Berry has written another winner.
In all of Berry's books the research is phenomenal . . . the Berry magic works [again] in creating a world of intrigue and excitement. The storyline builds to a creative climax as the forces of good and evil in China do battle, with the good guys assisted by Malone and company . . . Steve Berry has created a world adventurer in Cotton Malone, and his fans are loyal.
An exhilarating tale that uses Chinese history to anchor action-packed escapades. Fast-paced . . . readers will relish the cat and mouse chase for the lamp as the mysterious Cassiopeia Vitt provides a delightful female counterpart to Cotton Malone. The climax is a great confrontational finish to a fabulous tale.
Filled with globe-hopping adventure, an incredibly convoluted plot, daring escapes, and dangerous adventure, fans of Steve Berry won't want to miss this story. The revelations of the tomb of the Emperor who left the the renowned terracotta warriors are exciting and amazing to the reader. The power struggle and the hair-raising adventures will keep readers on the edge of their seat. This is a book is so fast-paced, it is nearly impossible to put down.
You don't just read a Steve Berry novel. You live it.
A top-notch, gripping, intelligent thriller in the very finest traditions of the genre
Steve Berry always finds intriguing ways to link the past to the present in his fast-paced thrillers.
All the Berry hallmarks are here: scale, scope, sweep, history - plus breathless second-by-second suspense. I love this guy.
Sexy, illuminating...my kind of thriller
In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero
'Pure intrigue. Pure fun.'
Action-packed, fast paced and engaging