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Temple, written by Matthew Riley, is a thriller novel that revolves around the quest to find an ancient Incan idol that threatens to cause major destruction.
Summary Of The Book
Set in South America, Temple narrates the protagonists struggle to find an ancient idol that could be turned into a weapon of mass destruction. Professor William Race is an American linguist from NYU. When the physicist, Col. Frank Nash of DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) approaches Race to translate a Latin manuscript, he is hesitant. But, circumstances force him to change his mind and Race teams up with the other members to find the idol.
The team consisting of Col. Frank Nash, the archaeologist Gaby Lopez, Walter Chambers, Troy Copeland, a physicist, the Green Berets, and Lauren, Race's high school sweetheart, set on a journey to find the Incan idol. When Nash pursues the photocopy of the Santiago Manuscript, it leads the team to the ancient Incan temple at the foothill of the Andes.
The Manuscript provides many vital clues and recounts the many adventurous tales of Alberto Santiago, who was a Spanish missionary in Peru. He was a traitor who aided Renco Capac, an Incan Prince, to escape the atrocities of the Spanish men. Santiago was the man who was aware of the last location of The Spirit of the People.
This highly volatile idol made from Thyrium-261 is being hunted by some armed militia. Switching between the past and present lives of Santiago and Nash, Matthew Riley spins a masterly tale filled with intense action.
Why are the men of the Militia seeking the idol? Will Race and his team find the idol before it is too late? How will Race deal with the Neo-Nazis and terrorists he faces along the way? Will the team members survive the terrifying Rapas? This book answers these questions and more.
Temple by Reilly has remained a bestseller since its publication in 1999.
About Matthew Reilly
Matthew John Reilly is a bestselling writer from Australia.
Other novels by him include Ice Station, Contest, Area 7, Hell Island, Scarecrow, Seven Ancient Wonders, Hover Car Racer, and The Five Greatest Warriors.
Born in 1974, Reilly completed his graduation from St. Aloysius' College in Sydney. He later studied Law at the University of New South Wales.
He wrote his first book when he was 19. Since then, his books have sold over 4 million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Reilly is a devoted Hollywood fan and has also written the script for a TV show titled Literary Superstars. He was married to Natalie until her death in 2011.