Saturday, March 22, 2008

What We're Reading - "The Codex"

If you are like me, you are "Jonesing" for the upcoming "Indiana Jones" movie. Until it hits the theaters in May, try reading The Codex by Douglas Preston for some treasure hunting, adventure satisfaction.

The basic premise and set-up for the action is simple and perfect, Maxwell Broadbent, a notorious collector and tomb raider, is dying and decides to entomb himself and half a billion in artifacts, collectibles and other treasures somewhere in the world. All he leaves is a videotape that challenge his three sons to find and claim their inheritance.

Of course there are challenges a plenty, bad guys galore, surprises, danger and much page turning adventure ahead for the lucky reader. This was my first Douglas Preston book and it won't be my last.

For other treasure hunting adventure recommendations, The Codex and many other titles can be found on our X Marks the Spot - The Quest for Adventure online book list or on the paper version available in the library.

Happy hunting, and only 2 months until Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls hits the screen and the novelization by James Rollins, hits our book shelves!

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