Matthew Reilly Temple

ISBN 13: 9780330525602

Temple

4.05 avg rating
( 17,392 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780330525602: Temple
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Deep in the jungles of Peru the contest of the century is underway. It's a race to locate a legendary Incan idol - one carved out of a strange kind of stone. But a stone which in the present century could be used for a terrifying new purpose. Now rival groups are assembling their teams to hunt the idol down, at any cost. The only clue to the idol's final resting place is to be found in a 400-year-old manuscript. Which introduces Professor William Race, a mild-mannered but brilliant young linguist who is unwillingly recruited to interpret the document that could lead to the idol itself. So begins the mission that will lead Race and his companions to a mysterious temple hidden in the foothills of the Andes. There they find a carefully contrived sanctuary seething with menace and unexpected dangers. But it is not until the silence of the temple is breached that Race and his team discover they have broken a golden rule . . . Some doors are meant to remain unopened.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

William Race, a mild-mannered professor, is impressed into the U.S. army on a bizarre mission: to retrieve a centuries-old Incan idol revered by a Peruvian Indian tribe. The idol, carved out of a meteorite, is the missing ingredient in a so-called "planet-killer," a weapon long sought not only by the U.S. government, but also by a neo-Nazi group whose scientists, linguists, and anthropologists seem to be one step ahead of the Americans. Only Race can translate the legendary manuscript that holds the key to the idol's location high in the Andes in a temple guarded by huge, man-eating panthers, on a moat seething with equally carnivorous crocodiles.

It's a preposterous setup of the Crichton/Cook variety, but Matt Reilly, author of Ice Station, takes it to the max, with plenty of improbable feats of physical strength, an arsenal of weapons that would give Tom Clancy pause, and a breathtaking conclusion. There's also a sneaky little internecine war going on among various branches of the American military just to keep the tension ratcheted up. It's not too long on character development, but it's a fast-paced read, with plenty of cliffhangers (literal as well as metaphorical), lots of firepower, and enough villains for a whole other adventure. --Jane Adams

About the Author:

Matthew Reilly is the Australian-born author of bestselling novels Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Scarecrow and Seven Ancient Wonders, which reached the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller list. He wrote his first two books while studying law at the University of New South Wales, and now writes full-time, producing novels and screenplays and creating television series. The author lives in Syndey.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312981266: Temple

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0312981260 ISBN 13:  9780312981266
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002
Softcover

9780312266592: Temple

St Mar..., 2000
Hardcover

9781250157935: Temple

St. Ma..., 2001
Softcover

9780330482486: Temple

Pan Books, 2000
Softcover

9780330362146: Temple

Pan Ma..., 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Matthew Reilly
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: NEW. Brand New, We ship to PO , APO and FPO adresses in U.S.A .Choose Expedited Shipping for FASTER DELIVERY.Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # IN_9780330525602

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Reilly Matthew
Published by MacMillan
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan. Condition: New. pp. 784. Seller Inventory # 5839088

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

REILLY, MATTHEW
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # VarietyCP-15092018-2333

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.59
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

REILLY MATTHEW
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # IBD-20092018-11621

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.59
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Matthew Reilly
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # Pan Macmillan-07092018-1870

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.59
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Reilly, Matthew
Published by Pan Publishing
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud_books
(New delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pan Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0330525603. Seller Inventory # VU-11-1-9780330525602

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.83
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

MATTHEW REILLY
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # PrkashD-21092018-4319

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.59
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Matthew Reilly
Published by Pan Publishing (2010)
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pan Publishing, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0330525603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Matthew Reilly
Published by Pan
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pan. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0330525603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Reilly, Matthew
Published by Pan Publishing
ISBN 10: 0330525603 ISBN 13: 9780330525602
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pan Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0330525603 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0102613

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds