Product Description: An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert. But others are being drawn there as well, some with dark and sinister purposes. And the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey's end: an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia . . . or destroy everything humankind has built over countless millennia.
Quote: The image stopped, shuddering slightly on the monitor. The iron artifact could be seen clearly in its glass display. In fact, too clearly. It appeared to shine with a light of its own.
Why this book you might ask: I was looking in the used book store for a book on CD and found this. I like James Rollins books so I got it, about half price. A book I would probably like at a bargin price!
My thoughts: Even though the first half or so was a little slow this was a fairly fun read. I find the idea of a lost city under the Arabian desert fascinating. Rollins usually has a hook, linked to something in the past. This audio got a C instead of a B because I had trouble keeping up with the convoluted trail the adventure took. I think some of it could have been left out. I'm sure listening to it instead of reading it didn't help. I liked this book but it wasn't among my favorites of Rollins' works.
James Rollins at Wikipedia.
James Rollins official website.
Excerpt from Sandstorm.
Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (July 26, 2005)
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