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The Lost Temple (edition 2009)

by Tom Harper

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Title:The Lost Temple
Authors:Tom Harper
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2009), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
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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. ( )
  wyvernfriend | May 16, 2011 |
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When, by chance, this story had fallen into my hands, I - eager to tell the truth of history - felt compelled to spread it more widely; not out of vanity, but rather so that I might provide entertainment for an idle mind. - Preface to A Journal of the Trojan War, Dictys of Crete
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312943571, Mass Market Paperback)

Sam Grant, a disgraced ex–Special Operations Executive soldier and an adventurer by trade, is lured back to the Mediterranean by a secret from his past: six years ago, a dying archaeologist entrusted him with his life’s work—a leather notebook filled with mysterious notes written in Ancient Greek. Deciphered, it could lead to one of the greatest prizes in history. Which is why both the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service are looking for it as well…

Grant sets out to discover the truth about what the archaeologist lost his life for—and to protect his own. Aided by a brilliant 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…while a dangerous prophecy is drawing near.

    

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'The Lost Temple' promises an adventure across the ruins of the post-war Mediterranean, through the myths and literature of lost civilisations, and into the heart of an ancient mystery.

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