The Dakota Cipher by William Dietrich

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The Dakota Cipher is a supple, elegant thriller that carries the reader triumphantly from one exciting climax to the next.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

Ethan Gage is a fearless adventurer who has crossed paths (and, sometimes, swords) with the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin—and whose unabashed derring do puts even Indiana Jones to shame. Now Gage is back for a third time in William Dietrich’s The Dakota Cipher, an ingenious page-turner that carries our hero to the American wilderness in search of an almost unthinkably powerful ancient artifact. No stranger to thrilling action himself, New York Times bestseller James Rollins, author of Black Order, The Last Oracle, and Altar of Eden, is a dedicated fan of Dietrich’s Ethan Gage novels, and proclaims that, “The Dakota Cipher should be read by anyone who loves adventure at its grandest.”


About William Dietrich

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William Dietrich is the author of ten novels, including Napoleon’s Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, The Dakota Cipher, and The Barbary Pirates. Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State.
Published April 1, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 451 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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A thoroughly entertaining historical adventure, overseen by a character of contradictions.

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Dietrich isn't a bad writer, but he goes overboard with some of his melodrama.

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Book Reporter

Ethan Gage, a swashbuckling cross.

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As the book open we find Ethan in Napoleon’s good graces yet again and working to build a treaty between France and America.

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However, Dietrich, for my money, is a much better author than Cooper, including a lot more action and several climatic moments that will make you want to keep on reading and long for the time when the next Ethan Gage novel will see the light of day.

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