The Sacred Vault
By Andy McDermott
Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553593648, 500pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
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A PRICELESS ARTIFACT.
A SECRET LOCKED SAFELY AWAY UNTIL NOW.
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 front 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.
“No fan of Indiana Jones, Matthew Reilly or action in general will be able to put it down.” —Northern Territory News, on The Pyramid of Doom
“Raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Hunt for Atlantis