The Codex by Douglas Preston

The Codex

By Douglas Preston

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 140 Ratings)

Description

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing---along with his entire collection---from his mansion in New Mexico.

At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb.

The race is on, but the three brothers are not the only ones competing for the treasure. This secret is so astounding it cannot be kept quiet for long. With half a billion dollars at stake, as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt---and some of them will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods.

The bestselling coauthor of such page-turning thrillers as Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities, Douglas Preston now spins an unforgettable tale of greed, adventure, and betrayal in The Codex.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reviews

  • Intense thriller, and never lets the reader time to breathe

    5
    By AandP
    I do not know how he does this, but it's like reading an Agatha Christie novel (I could never see the clues) so there's an anxiety, wondering and fearing, what will happen next (without any clues.) However, it ends too quickly, leaving at least this reader with lingering questions. How did the broken engagement worked out? Did Tom get married? Did the Professor get killed by the investors? Or, once again did I miss some clues?
  • A Fun Read

    5
    By iLouMusic
    Please consider that I'm not a book snob so I might be easily amused, but this book is a fun and easy read. After the first few chapters, I just couldn't stop flipping pages. Lots of good little twists that keep it interesting.
  • Great book

    5
    By Tishbaby62
    This book was every bit as good as I knew it would be. An awesome ride.
  • Jungle Survival at Its Best

    5
    By Vsdreamon
    This book sweeps you away to another world and it isn't always a pleasant place to be. Great characters, interesting plot, and excellent writing. You really feel like you are there.....and sometimes ... I wished I wasn't. Would love to see this one done into a movie. I'd be there opening day.
  • WOW

    5
    By SquirlsW
    A really good read! Tight plot, lots of twists, intricate characters... Enjoy!
  • hypnotic

    5
    By Suzyyyyyy
    Thrilling and imaginative, descriptive but not overladen, kept me reading late into the night! Adventure novel at it's best!
  • Codex

    5
    By Fun ones only
    What a great read! Hard to put down and it will be hard to forget.
  • A very easy read.

    4
    By denntonn
    Strap in for a fun read. This book does not disappoint.

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