The Five Greatest Warriors

Matthew Reilly, Author . Simon & Schuster $25 (381p) ISBN 978-1-4165-7757-7

In the thrilling third installment in bestseller Reilly's series to feature Jack West Jr. (after Seven Ancient Wonders and The Six Sacred Stones ), the adventurer from the Australian outback and his band of merry men, women and children race against several nefarious groups to defuse a disastrous celestial event. The planetary entity known as the “Dark Star,” the evil twin to our sun, is set to return to our solar system, igniting a massive negative energy source that will destroy all life on earth. It's a tough challenge, but if anyone can save the world, it's Jack. There are riddles to solve, bad guys to kill and derring-do to be done, all of which flashes by as one action scene piles onto the next. Readers should leave their thinking caps behind, hang onto the panic bar and be prepared to be flung hither and yon. Plenty of maps and diagrams add to the fun. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 10/12/2009
Release date: 01/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 649 pages - 978-1-4104-2527-0
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