Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Pyramid of Doom by Andy McDermott

Title:   The Pyramid of Doom (aka The Cult of Osiris)
Author:  Andy McDermott
Genre:  Action Adventure
Pages:  487
Published:  September 2010
ISBN:  0553593633
Publisher:  Random House
Source:  Purchased (from Chapters)

Synopsis:
A BURIED EGYPTIAN TEMPLE.
A SECRET KEPT FOR 6,000 YEARS
A RACE FOR LIFE WORTH KILLING FOR.

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.

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My Thoughts:

Well Nina and Eddie definitely got themselves into trouble this time!  These two always get into the most interesting of situations - gun fights, car chases... you name it they've probably done it!
 
I love this series.  I picked up the first book "The Hunt for Atlantis" on a recommendation from my Mom who totally loved it.  I was hooked!  I've since bought all the books that are available.. waiting patiently for the next one to arrive later this spring.
 
In this book we get to see a different side of Nina.  At the end of the last book, she loses pretty much everything.  She's portrayed as a big joke by the Archeology world.  She's lost her career, her reputation, her apartment.. and her self esteem.  In the past novels, she was always so confident, running in guns blazing - which normally got her into a pile of trouble- but she had spunk.  I at first didn't really like the new Nina, but she was almost back to her old self by the end of the story.

And then there is Eddie.  I have to say I've always loved this character.  My husband picked up on this series recently and Eddie is at the top of his favorite characters list.  He's also taken up a few of Eddie's more colorful phrases from the novel!  In this novel, Eddie is the 'bread winner' and takes on the role of providing for his wife.  This isn't the best situation for these two!  In the end they make up - as per usual for them!


I've always been a fan of Clive Cussler and the action packed historical type novels.  This definitely fell into that category.  Andy McDermott delivers a rip-roaring, guns blazing, vehicles exploding adventure.  Andy's novels are on my list of auto-buys and will picking up the newest book as soon as it's out!
If you like this type of book make sure to pick up this series!

Novels featuring Nina & Eddie:

1.  The Hunt for Atlantis
2.  The Tomb of Hercules
3.  The Secret of Excalibur
4.  The Covenant of Genesis
5.  The Cult of Osiris/The Pyramid of Doom
6.  The Sacred Vault
7.  Empire of Gold

Make sure to check out Andy McDermott's website and his twitter feed!

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2 comments:

  1. Thank Juju!! They really are a fun easy read. I quite enjoy them :)

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