Synopses & Reviews
In the latest international thriller from the bestselling author of The Ark, former combat engineer Tyler Locke races against time to try to unearth the truth about the fabled touch of King Midas.
Tyler Locke’s routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call claiming that his father has been kidnapped and that a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler reaches the bomb, he’s stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She’s received the same threat—and her sister has also been taken. In order to disarm the bomb, they must work together to solve an engineering puzzle that is written in ancient Greek. But preventing the explosion is only the first step. The entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal: uncover the lost riches of King Midas.
Tyler and Stacey have just five days to track down the gold. Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a 2,000-year-old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact: the Antikythera mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself.
To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devastation, Tyler and Stacy head to Italy, Germany, Greece, and finally the streets of New York City in a race against the clock to find the truth behind the story of King Midas.
A RUTHLESS MASTERMIND IGNITES A TICKING-BOMB RACE TO UNEARTH A KINGS LEGENDARY GOLD . . . IN THIS “ELECTRIFYING BLEND OF HISTORY, MYTH, AND SCIENCE” (Publishers Weekly,
starred review) FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ARK.
Military engineer Tyler Lockes commute on a Seattle ferry is plunged into terror when an anonymous caller claims that his father has been kidnapped—and that a bomb on the boats car deck is set to detonate in minutes. Disabling the device alongside classical language expert Stacy Benedict—who received the same threat and whose sister has been taken—they are forced by the criminal genius behind the setup to undertake a seemingly impossible mission: uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas. Armed with an ancient manuscript, and with just five days to thwart a plot for unspeakable devastation, Tyler and Stacy sweep from Italy, Germany, and Greece to the streets of New York City in a blistering race to unravel a 2,000-year-old puzzle that has eluded mankind.
About the Author
Boyd Morrison has a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and has worked for NASA, Microsoft’s Xbox Games Group, and Thomson-RCA. In 2003, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a Jeopardy! champion. He is also a professional actor who has appeared in commercials, stage plays, and films. He lives with his wife in Seattle.