Greetings, all you reader guys and especially you Copernicus Legacy fans. I've recently finished The Golden Vendetta, the latest in Tony Abbott's fabulous series, The Copernicus Legacy, and man, am I ever excited about it! As thrilling as an action movie, this book takes you all over North Africa, central Europe and Turkey in the quest to find the latest Relic and keep it out of the hands of the ultra-evil Galina Krause and the Order of Teutonic Knights.
What's it about? Well, the overall theme is simple--500 years ago, the famous astronomer Nicholas Copernicus actually invented a time machine but when the evil Order of Teutonic Knights tried to get it, Copernicus dismantled it and hid the six major components all over the world. The Order is trying to find those six Relics again and the Kaplan family has gotten caught up in the desperate attempts to find them before the Order does. But the Order is headed by the totally ruthless Galina Krause and her agents are everywhere and always seem to know where the Kaplans are and what they're doing.
In this particular book, the Kaplans are looking for Triangulum, the third Relic. They can't find it without the help of special glasses called occulara that will give clues as to where to find the Relic. But Galina is already on the trail. Plus there's new bad guy in the mix who wants to get the Relics (and Galina) for his own reasons. And why has Galina unearthed a forgotten Russian nuclear submarine? Why are there predictions of a Deluge, a tremendous flood? Who is this mystrious Colonel from a southeastern Asian country?
Wow, guys, this book has it all--a thief climbing the outside of a fancy hotel, a gun battle in a desert compound, motorcycle chases across rooftops, a search for a pirate's silver arm and mysterious clues to solve. And a worldwide evil organization that truly seems unstoppable. You want excitement, a few laughs, suspense, mystery and spectacularly evil villains? It's all right here in The Golden Vendetta--and in all The Copernicus Legacy books. I wouldn't start with this one, though. Go back and start at the beginning with The Forbidden Stone. Yeah, you'd have some catching up to do but you'd also have a whole lot of fun. I haven't been this enthusiastic about a new series for many years. Go now, right this very minute--well, not if you're reading this at midnight--to your library and CHECK IT OUT!!
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