The Blood of Alexander

The Blood of Alexander

[a Novel]

Book - 2014
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A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde.

Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities--stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head.

Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great.

From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition.

Publisher: New York : Forge Books, c2014.
ISBN: 9780765333308
Branch Call Number: FICTION WIL
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm.


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Dec 16, 2017

It is fun to read this book even though in some ways it is a "simple" book that seems to have been written with the help of a write-by-numbers kit. It needs a lot of fleshing out. Still, its a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours before the fire.

May 26, 2016

Despite an initially promising premise, the plot soon disappears into a derivative narrative akin to a bad made-for-TV movie circa the 1980s.

Aug 06, 2015

The Publishers Weekly review is so right: unoriginal, formulaic, etc.

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