The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry
(with bonus short story The Balkan Escape): A Novel

80%

7 Critic Reviews

...he has done quite a bit of research for this book, with the result that the average reader will come away knowing quite a bit more than China than they knew before.
-Blog Critics

Synopsis

BONUS: This edition contains a Cotton Malone Dossier, an excerpt from Steve Berry's The Columbus Affair, and a short story by Steve Berry, The Balkan Escape.

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Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone has received an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address. Logging on, he’s shocked to see Cassiopeia Vitt, a woman who’s saved his life more than once, being tortured at the hands of a mysterious man who has a single demand: Bring me the artifact she’s asked you to keep safe. The only problem is, Malone doesn’t have a clue what the man is talking about, since Cassiopeia has left nothing with him. So begins Malone’s most harrowing adventure to date—one that offers up astounding historical revelations, pits him against a ruthless ancient brotherhood, and sends him from Denmark to Belgium to Vietnam then on to one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world: the tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, which has inexplicably remained sealed for more than two thousand years—its mysteries about to be revealed.
 

About Steve Berry

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Steve and Phil were founder members of the TV Cream nostalgia website and have written several books on popular culture. They know lots about stuff from the 70s and 80s.
 
Published November 23, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 465 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Emperor's Tomb
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Sep 06 2010

His action sequences, particularly a shootout inside the vast network of an underground tomb, often take too long to resolve...

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Blog Critics

Good
on Dec 29 2010

...he has done quite a bit of research for this book, with the result that the average reader will come away knowing quite a bit more than China than they knew before.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 05 2011

...three days of narrow escapes, violence, and more double and triple crosses than you can shake a saber at...

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Lincoln Journal Star

Excellent
on Dec 16 2010

Readers will learn a good bit of history about China in this book, including its culture and geography, plus much about that First Emperor. All of that wrapped around fast action makes it hard to put down.

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Mysterious Reviews

Excellent

The Emperor's Tomb draws the reader into a fast-paced international adventure of historical discovery and political intrigue. The multi-layered conflict, and the richly drawn characters, make for an extraordinary and quite thrilling novel

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Oct 05 2011

The descriptions of exotic locales and their histories is vivid and interesting. The book has a map in the front that shows where the characters are travelling, always a welcome feature.

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M/C Anderson

Good
on Nov 18 2011

The intricacies of Chinese politics, the disappearance of children in China and the terracotta warriors are all supported by factual evidence. Placing these facts within the setting of a fictional novel makes it all the more absorbing.

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