Excavation High in the Andes Dr Henry Conklin discovers a year old mummy that should not be there While deep in the South American jungle Conklin s nephew Sam stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled betw

  • Title: Excavation
  • Author: James Rollins
  • ISBN: 9780380810932
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • High in the Andes, Dr Henry Conklin discovers a 500 year old mummy that should not be there While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin s nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imaHigh in the Andes, Dr Henry Conklin discovers a 500 year old mummy that should not be there While deep in the South American jungle, Conklin s nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years Ingenious traps have been laid to ensnare the careless and unsuspecting, and wealth beyond imagining could be the reward for those with the courage to face the terrible unknown But where the perilous journey inward ends in the cold, shrouded heart of a breath taking necropolis something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible Something wondrous something terrifying.

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    1. ছোটবেলা থেকেই যেসকল জিনিস এর প্রতি আগ্রহ আমার তার মধ্যে একটা হল আরকিওলজি বা প্রত্নতত্ব। পুরানো সভ্যতা নিয়ে এই আগ্রহের কারণেই এই সংক্রান্ত বইগুলো আমি গোগ্রাসে গিলে ফেলি । আর বই পড়ার দিক থেক [...]

    2. This is the first James Rollins book I have read and I can safely say that after this venture there are going to be more James Rollins books in my future. Never before had I experimented with a book like this which felt like watching a full length Indiana Jones movie. Kingdom of skulls was the first Indiana Jones movie I have watched and this book does go around a similar setting. The book opens with a Dominican priest almost 500 years in the past on the run form a group of Inca warriors and his [...]

    3. ExcavationWhat about the action? Well, there was more going on than at a three ringed flea circus at the Westminster Dog show! And of course I can’t talk about them because it would spoil the fun. Yes, I heave a heavy sigh because there’s so much to talk about. In truth, as much as I liked this, and I liked it a lot, I found the action less exciting than some of the other Rollin’s reads. Don’t misunderstand me, I liked what was in the book, but compared Ice hunt, or ia, it seemed more su [...]

    4. Rather, I should say, "I think I liked it" as I read it while heavily medicated (after a surgery and while in a hospital bed). I remember very little: various factions are somewhere in the jungle looking for somethingI assume some kind of treasure. I've read other books by this author which I've enjoyed and this book did help pass the time, so thanks Mr. Rollins as I did need all distractions possible. Oddly, I found myself craving a TRUE archeology adventure, so I am now reading "The Lost City [...]

    5. I normally quite like James Rollins' novels, but this one? Not so much.Although it is in his usual pseudo sci-fi style of writing which I have no problem with, I don't know whether the reason I wasn't really that sold on this one is due to the rather ridiculous (even for him) plot devices used, that fact that it's not one of his Sigma Force novels (best described as scientists with guns) and so lacks that over-reaching plot strands that connects all those novels, or (more likely) that he seems t [...]

    6. a outstanding novel. its 2nd book of james rollins as i read. a great bookish Rizwan vai suggested me once to read. that book amazed me so did this one. i wish this writer will continuously keep me in the loop.if any body like techno-thriller with historical/fantasy background he/she should give James Rollins a try. happy readingeers!!!

    7. James Rollins has really been filling that archaeological-action-adventure-thriller niche in my library. Although it could be ridiculously melodramatic in places, Excavation was even better than his first book, Subterranean. It spent less time setting things up and practically plunged right into the action and mystery right away. It also rolled along at a brisker pace - I didn't have the need to skim like I did with Subterranean. Rollins is a fun author; his books aren't high literature, but the [...]

    8. James Rollins is one author whose laundry list might also become a best-seller (if he pursues it), and the reasons were pretty obvious to readers like us who had read him when he were only marking his presence. This novel was a "winner" right from the first page, and when it finally concluded (with sufficient hints that may be elongated into a sequel at a later phase) like many other readers I had also realised that I had been holding my breath for some time. It is a very good read (Rollins' usu [...]

    9. I'm beginning to love James Rollins. He merges the Adventure antics of Clive Cussler (minus the bromance) and the contemporary Sci-Fi Horror found in the best novels by Michael Crichton. I loved his book Subterranean and I enjoyed this book even more. Don't get me wrong - you have to suspend belief a good deal and roll with the popcorn, but it's just a fun and exciting tale. I've been eying Deep Fathom and after this, I'm definitely going to check it out.While a bit more epic in scope, I believe [...]

    10. কল্পনা আর বিজ্ঞানকে খুব লজিক্যালি মেশাতে বোধহয় সবচেয়ে ভাল পারেন জেমস রোলিন্স। যাদুকরী আর অবিশ্বাস্য সব তথ্যকে বিজ্ঞানে ফেলে খুব বিশ্বাসযোগ্য রুপ দেন তিনি, এ জায়গায় হয়তো সবার চেয়ে সেরাই রো [...]

    11. This book was recommened by one of my students (I teach high school Physics) along with "Fragment" by Warren Fahy. I approached it with the same open mind, but was not nearly as entertained or impressed by the writing. Excavation did have a mildly interesting premise (gold-like silicon-based nanobiotech), but after that, the whole book was a large cliche'. The token black guy died. The requisite homosexual survived impossible odds, managed to stumble into 'miraculous' discoveries, and was one of [...]

    12. I love a good adventure novel, and James Rollins is on the cutting edge of the modern action thriller that pits man/woman against some strange discovery and throws them into seemingly unwinnable situations, only to see them (most of them at least) come out the other side on the basis of wit and skill alone. "Excavation" is the type of novel I can't turn down -- jungle adventure, ruins exploration, and intrigue. Yes, I know a million-and-one people think "Indiana Jones" any time you mention such [...]

    13. This is my second James Rollins book and from what I remember of the last book I read of his (Subterranean), this feels like the same exact story. In fact, the author describes the setting as "Subterranean" multiple times throughout this novel so really you could probably interchange the titles of the two books I read and it wouldn't matter. I'm convinced Rollins is a solid writer because he's got so many books out there at my local B & N and his books tend to get pretty good overall review [...]

    14. Excavation By James Rollins Smoothie Review James Rollin is the a master of treasure hunting, tomb raiding adventures as Ludlum is to spy novels and as Crichton is to science fiction. It is a bit of a tall claim. But this is my fourth book I’ve read by him and so far it proves to be true. He has not proven me wrong with the exception of the Sigma force novels. So now I’m about knee deep into the James Rollins novels and the latest adventure is called Excavation. So what is it about? It cente [...]

    15. Exotic Location: CheckIncan tomb: CheckBoobytraps: checkHuge treasure + golden idol: checkCreapy crawlers: checkHat always on main character's head: checkworkers turning against archaeologists: checkevil organisation: checkShort Round (cleverly disguised as Denal): checkMystical powers: checkObjects get destroyed/lost: checkIndiana Jones: chec wait Indiana isn't involved?!?This book obviously shares *some* similarities with the Indiana Jones stories. Not necessarily a bad thing, because Indy tot [...]

    16. After "The De Vinci Code" - this was one book that I really could not put down - I was actually running with the characters!!! By the last chapter I "was feeling" a little let down - for it was sounding so unreal - BUT by the time I was reading the last three pages - I was completely floored for it really made sense to me - one of the best reads in a long long time!!!I love James Rollins and I am going to make sure I have all his books!!! :D

    17. Well that escalated quickly.The beginning of the book was pretty good and promising but it quickly went downhill and just became worse and worse. The discovery of the door and the exploding mummy set up the story well and I thought that this was going to be a good book Well guess again.We went from a collapsed temple because of course some stupid character would have been in charge of the dig, to tarantula's, to monsters in a necropolis, to a still intact and living Incan village with a leader t [...]

    18. ★★☆☆☆ (2/5)This is a novel delivering high value entertainment for a day when you decide to not immerse yourself in morally invigorating, serious and enlightening narratives. James Rollins' "Excavation" was my first brush with the genre of archaeology. It's premise is based on adventure, action and mystery - reminding one of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci's Code in terms of fusing fiction with non-fictional histories. I have absolutely no knowledge of Incan civilizations, and took the "facts [...]

    19. It only took me 206 pages to realize I had read this adventure tale many many years ago and I hadn't documented it. A mummified priest is found in an unlikely location in Peru. Gold that isn't gold? A Roman Catholic secret group in the lineage of the Inquisitors. Yes, I finished reading the entire book again. Rollins always gives you a good adventure.

    20. James Rollins may very well be my favorite author. This book didn't do it for me, even tho it is in the same style of all the books I love by him, especially the SIGMA Force novels. Rollins writes book that I would call a blend of the Sci-Fi, Action, and Techno-thriller genres. This book had all of those elements but the story never hooked me. The character's were dull and predictable and at times that plot seemed over the top. Things kept getting weirder and nothing was ever really explained in [...]

    21. James Rollins is not a great writer. You must know that before picking up this book. His dialogue is stilted and cheesy, his characters lack character, his romances taste like a corn and cheese casserole. In fact, if this novel was a dish, it would be a combination of lasagna, pizza, nachos, and mac and cheese, with a bit of Parmesan sprinkled on top and a light brie for an appetizer. In short, its cheesy. If one is willing or able to wade through the sticky cheese fondue, however, they will fin [...]

    22. I've read and enjoyed several of Rollins' novels and this one followed along the same formula. (If you read them all in succession, I can see how it can get old and predictable, but every once in awhile I find myself in the mood for this type of suspense). However, while I enjoyed the history and scientific aspect, much of this book seemed really far-fetched. I also couldn't figure out how any of it was supposed to be. It just didn't make a lot of sense. Fortunately, for me, the epilogue kind of [...]

    23. I received SUBTERRANEAN as a gift and enjoyed it so much much that I had to pluck this from the shelf.James Rollins writes as if your in an narrative about Indiana Jones. The adventurer quality is never lost in the suspense and horror, even when navigating a Pre-Columbian temple with traps to chill the blood and treasures to boggled the mind.This appeals to a broad spectrum of interests and for me that's perfection. Rollin's unique voice thrives in the subterranean realms that his characters fin [...]

    24. A bit of an Indiana Jones type of adventure/ thriller, along with ancient booby traps and lots of spiders. Ignoring my scepticism regarding the likely hood of the traps still working after 400 years, and whether anyone really could make anything so complex, this was a fast paced enjoyable thriller. Just enough detail to make you either like or despise the characters, and, for me, a good plot. I'm not sure about the ending; I liked it initially, but the more I think about it the less happy with i [...]

    25. Wow! What a read. You don’t read James Rollins for realism you read it for pure entertainment and this book delivered. Excavation is a fast, paced novel taking the reader around the world as a small group of archaeologists stumble upon on of sciences all-time secrets. In addition, Rollins always seems to have a tie into the religious world, and this book weaved that theme throughout the book. For a quick, entertaining read grab this book, sit down and enjoy.

    26. Terrific adventure novel. I'd love to share my thoughts about the plot, but even hints would be huge spoilers. I'll just say that the story is connected with the ancient Inca mysteries and the Holy Inquisition, but in modern times - and everything is connected to a mysterious metal, known as the blood of the devil. Great characters support the interesting plot and the breathtaking action. Highly recommended.

    27. Great book. Kept me on edge for most of the book. SpoliersI realize I just read The Devil Colony and these two books were written a few years apart. However, they both were about nanobots. If I had not read them back to back, I don't think it would have bothered me. Excavation was a great book, the action kept me involved in the book and couldn't put it down. Philip, reminded me of Mr. Smith from the original Lost in Space.

    28. Decent adventure romp with some tense moments, less explosions than first volume of Sigma Force, lapses of logic that were noticeable but not too bothersome and fun story full of familiar tropes but in not too overdone mix. All in all, a fun engaging read to pass some time - my definition of commute read.

    29. Now the thng I like about James Rollins is he actually takes the time to research all of the information he writes about. He tells us what is true in what he writes in his novels and he tries very hard to keep it as realistic as possible. Seeing as he does this it makes me feel as though I'm right there myself fighting in the jungle, but as usual no disappointment from me, 'Excavation' loved it(:

    30. Oh my gosh, this is such a fun, fun book! Ridiculous, I roared out loud at the albino tarantulas. And come on, doesn't he know the difference between a CT scan and an MRI? Only in an MRI would the metal in the mummy explode, dude! Still, totally, totally awesome. This is the best airplane book in the entire world.

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