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Summer Reading Adventure

Are you a fan of fast-action suspense? Does archaeology fascinate you? Do like a story that has no ambiguity, just great heroes and really bad guys? Then you’ll love Matthew Reilly’s Jack West, Jr. series. There is nary a moment to catch your breath before you are raced into the next death-defying adventure. Death sometimes wins which certainly adds to the suspense once you realize not all the heroes will come home. The first book in the series begins with Jack and his crew chasing down the seven pieces of the golden capstone to the Great Pyramid which Alexander the Great broke up and hid piece by piece at the seven ancient wonders of the world. The capstone must be in place on top of the Great Pyramid when the Tartarus Rotation astronomical event occurs. Otherwise, the earth will be destroyed by both a scorching sun and massive floods. And this is only the beginning of the challenges Jack and his team will face through three exciting books. If you want find more suspenseful thrillers, try out the database Novelist. It will provide you with a list of books that will “leave you on the edge of your seat”. Be ready for some exciting reads!


Ellen B. Says: First book of the Jack West, Jr. series
Amazon Says: AN ANCIENT SECRET . . . A TEAM OF HEROES . . . THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME A legend of the ancient world decrees that every 4,500 years, a terrible solar event will wre more...
Amazon Says: AN ANCIENT SECRET . . . A TEAM OF HEROES . . . THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME A legend of the ancient world decrees that every 4,500 years, a terrible solar event will wreak worldwide destruction . . . but whoever sets the Golden Capstone atop the Great Pyramid at Giza will avert disaster and gain the ultimate prize: a millennium of world dominance. Now the Sun is turning once again and nation will battle nation to retrieve the missing Capstone . . . but a group of small nations, led by super-soldier Jack West Jr., bands together to prevent any one country from attaining this frightening power. Thus the greatest treasure hunt of all time begins -- an adrenalinefueled race on a global battlefield. From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Great Egyptian Pyramid itself, unlock the thrills of SEVEN DEADLY WONDERS less...
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Ellen B. Says: Second book of the Jack West, Jr. series
Amazon Says: The world is in mortal danger. For Jack West Jr and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as 'the Pillars' in place at six ancient more...
Amazon Says: The world is in mortal danger. For Jack West Jr and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as 'the Pillars' in place at six ancient sites around the world before the deadline for global destruction arrives. But the locations of these sites can only be revealed by the fabled Six Sacred Stones. Their quest will involve the death-defying hijack of a mountain-top railway in China, a midnight expedition to Stonehenge, a headlong chase across the deserts of Egypt, and a trek into the dark realm of an African tribe forgotten by time. With only the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team must fight their way past traps, labyrinths and a host of deadly enemies knowing that this time they cannot, will not, must not fail. The mission is incredible. The consequence of failure is unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable. less...
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Ellen B. Says: Third book of the Jack West, Jr. series
Amazon Says: IT BEGAN WITH SIX STONES . . . From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes of Mongolia to the most mysterious island on Earth—t more...
Amazon Says: IT BEGAN WITH SIX STONES . . . From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes of Mongolia to the most mysterious island on Earth—this is what we have come to expect from Matthew Reilly: stupendous action, white-knuckle suspense, heroes to cheer for, and an adventure beyond imagination. Strap yourself in and hold on tight as he unleashes his biggest and fastest adventure yet, The 5 Greatest Warriors. When we last left Jack West Jr., he was plummeting into a fathomless abyss and his quest to save the world from impending Armageddon appeared doomed. But all hope is not lost. After an astonishing escape, Jack regroups with his trusty team. Racing to rebuild the final pieces of the fabled “Machine,” they discover an ancient inscription containing a rhyme about five mysterious unnamed warriors—great historical figures whose knowledge will be vital to unlocking the secrets of the Machine and its long-lost “pillars.” But the ancients have hidden their secrets well, and with each pillar bestowing an incredible power upon its holder, their pursuit has attracted the attention of other forces from around the world—some who want to rule it and others who want to see it destroyed. With enemies coming at him from every side and the countdown to doomsday rapidly approaching, Jack and his team had better move fast. Because they are about to find out what the end of the world looks like . . . less...
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