The Last Odyssey

The Last Odyssey

A Thriller

eBook - 2020
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For eons, the city of Troy--whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer's Iliad--was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship's hold contains a collection of even older artifacts--tools of war--dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain's cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseus's famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned. When word of Tartarus spreads--and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there--tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062892904
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 437 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 11, 2020

An interesting read. I enjoyed how Rollins tied in Greek mythology from the Odyssey into current times and how things from over a thousand years ago could be used to start a new world order. It stretches the imagination and credibility, almost like a Harry Potter book.

May 18, 2020

I liked the book. It was a quick read. I enjoyed the description of all of the exotic locations around the world. This story was a typical Sigma Force novel with crazy-tight deadlines to stay ahead of the bad guys, ties to ancient history, and lots of action. I do question how Gray Pierce is such an expert on everything that he can at least keep up with a world-known expert on the Greek Dark Ages. I also found all of the 1000 year old nuclear-powered automatons stretched credibility a more than usual. The tie-ins to Homer's Odyssey and to all of the Greek myths was interesting. I wish the author would have slowed down the scenes with lots of fast moving action enough to provide better descriptions of what was going on, the surroundings, etc. I felt like he was in too much of a hurry and rushed the story more than necessary.


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