Temple by Matthew Reilly

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse...

Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb--a virtual planet killer. In the wrong hands it could mean the end of mankind. And whoever possesses the idol, possesses the unfathomable--and cataclysmic--power of the gods...

Now, in the foothills of the Andes, Race's team has arrived--but they're not alone. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival.
Because some treasures are meant to stay buried..and forces are ready to kill to keep it that way...


About Matthew Reilly

See more books from this Author
Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Five Greatest Warriors, The Six Sacred Stones, Seven Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, the children's book Hover Car Racer, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than twenty languages in twenty countries, and he has sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide.
Published April 1, 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books. 788 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Temple

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

But, as nail-biting stunts, man-eating crocodiles, 11th-hour reversals, and other spectacular calamities reduce Reilly’s cast to a handful, Race learns that the triangular birthmark under his left eye just might be what the Incas believed to be the Mark of the Sun, and that, just like the origina...

| Read Full Review of Temple

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As aggressive as an avalanche--and often with the same grace--Reilly's second pulp-fiction adventure hurtles into the Peruvian jungle, where competing factions search for a precious Incan idol, the ""Spirit of the People."" The U.S. Army leads the pack.

| Read Full Review of Temple

SF Signal

This is when I read a book like my readers will — I have always felt it is very, very important to put myself in the shoes of my readers.

Apr 29 2014 | Read Full Review of Temple

Reader Rating for Temple

An aggregated and normalized score based on 251 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

User Review

Michael Manley 20 Aug 2013

Rated the book as 4.5 out of 5