Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Tomb of Hercules by Andy McDermott


The Tomb of Hercules by Andy McDermott is the second installment in the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase novel series. In this particular book, we come across Nina and Eddie in their newfound relationship which seems to be hitting a bit of a rocky point. Nina has been promoted to a high-class position as part of the IHA. An organization put together to aid in the protection of sensitive subjects such as Atlantis which Nina, and many others, found the location to in the first book.

Eddie is not very happy with this promotion of hers. He thinks she is becoming to posh with the job. She is becoming one of the socialites. To make matters worse, it seems that with the job comes many unpleasant colleagues. One of those unpleasant colleagues being a wealthy Shanghai businessman armed with his beautiful wife, Lady Sophia.

But...there is a twist. Lady Eddie's EX-WIFE! WHAT?! Mind-blowing news!

Anyway, Eddie finds out from Sophia that all may not be as it seems with her new hubby. And she, herself, may be in danger.

Nina, however, is more focused on her newest possible find than she is about the safety of Eddie's former flame. She believes that the tomb of Hercules, which is fabled as myth, is real. And she might just have the proof to find its exact location.

This book is full of thrills, kills, mysteries, and treasure galore. Nina and Eddie must rekindle their fading love while trying not to get themselves killed by the enemy.

The only thing I really did not like about this book, was that after everything it took them a couple of chapters to figure out the mystery behind the tomb's location. Most of the story was the good guys (Nina and Eddie) trying to keep the bad guys (almost everyone else) from gaining a hand in finding the tomb. It was mostly action, and barely any puzzle solving.

However, I must admit that it was a very good installment in the series. It did not disappoint visually.

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