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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Du Brul Narrator: J. Charles Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philip Mercer Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781597103428
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“Dear Albert, Nicola was right.” The opening lines of a letter lost long ago is the answer to a question no one ever thought to ask, a question that could well reshape the future of the United States as a world power. Seventy years ago, Chester Bowie, a genius driven to madness, unlocked the mystery of how a weapon of unimaginable lethality allowed one man and his small army to conquer so much of the ancient world. The secret, however, died with Bowie in a fiery disaster that was no accident. Yet a series of cryptic clues were left behind, clues that geologist, and sometime government operative, Philip Mercer must follow if he is to prevent terrorists from unleashing the weapon on today’s world. On the front lines of an African civil war, a chance meeting between Mercer and Cali Stowe, a researcher for the Centers for Disease Control, propels the two of them into the epicenter of the greatest act of terrorism ever conceived. With a group of savage rebels backed by a one-eyed mercenary bearing down on an isolated village, Mercer and Cali discover a long-abandoned mine that had first been excavated millennia ago and that was worked again around the time of the Second World War. What mineral was wrenched from the earth and by whom? What is the significance behind the stone pillar erected in the middle of the village? And who is the enigmatic man with the scholar’s mind and the killer’s skills who rescues them at the last minute only to kidnap Cali upon her return home? Again and again Mercer’s path crosses that of his savior and the mercenary - at a glittering Atlantic City casino, on a barge high atop Niagara Falls, and in Russia where Mercer must stop a runaway train to prevent Armageddon. Each time they meet the bloodshed grows worse while the mystery deepens. Nobody is who they seem. Nobody. With a blend of history, exotic locales, and unparalleled action, Havoc explodes from the pages and climaxes in the heart of an archeological treasure buried under the sands of Egypt. Following the cleverly laid clues, Mercer must match wits with one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world in the most spectacular adventures of his career - one that will leave a city in ruins and reveal the truth about one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century and what lay behind three thousand years of legend. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Lundgren | 2/7/2014

    " It was a great story, one of his best. Rousing Mercer and Co. adventure, and people you really care about. He has a nice way of delineating his characters in swift strokes that bring out their essence, but don't create a complicated backstory. To get that, you have to read each book as it is dribbled out. Engaging heroine, and as I have said before, you learn so much about things you didn't know. This one is complex, with places all over the globe, and a mysterious thing that dates back to Alexander the Great. Fast action, good fun, and a ride through some very interesting places. Good strong villain, and one that seemingly can't be beaten or killed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick F. | 1/24/2014

    " A fine and informative thriller- although I should have started with the first "Mercer" book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ty | 1/6/2014

    " another fun Jack Du Brul... similar to the works of Cussler and Matthew Reilly, with many improbable escapes and plot lines tied to ancient mysteries and lots of action. a fun quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 12/20/2013

    " 4.5. A really good and compelling action/adventure novel. Most of it was a little "James Bondish" and improbable, but I liked it and the characters anyway. Will read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory Saunders | 12/4/2013

    " This one was good, but maybe a bit too similar to his other novels. Great premise but some of the action is too abrupt. Mercer is a great character and the peripheral characters are well thought out and interesting. I loved using Eisenstein and Tesla and the correlation with Homer's Odyssey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 11/24/2013

    " DuBrul's books are always fun and with each new attempt they seem to get better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 11/22/2013

    " Really liked this one. Had a hard time putting it down. Thought I would love to see it in movie form and then though no way since there would be too much violence to deal with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 11/7/2013

    " Good suspense book, had quite a bit of terrorist type violence I wasn't too much a fan of and the story was a little hard to follow, overall pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 10/26/2013

    " This book grabbed my attention pretty much from the start. Some action/thriller novels are so weighted down with technical jargon that wading through them becomes a chore. Not so with this book. I found it an easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/9/2013

    " Not great but very good, will be reading more from this author in the future. Good plot with a couple of good twist, good characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 6/6/2013

    " Fast and fun read. Greek myths, Alexander the Great, Jannassaries, uranium, adamantine, and a whole lot more wrapped up in a swiftly paced action book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheryl | 4/13/2013

    " I made it half way through and had to stop. This is a man's book. It has tedious detail on each disaster, on espionage, on nuclear weapons. The information about the Hindenburg was interesting,although I dont' know if it was true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/14/2013

    " Philip Mercer, Dirk Pitt et al are entertaining ways to get lost on a rainy Saturday. This one is a tad cheesy, but in a guilty pleasure sort of way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathay | 2/8/2013

    " Interesting mix of adventure and mystery, with the puzzle of Alexander the Great's lost tomb and "secret weapon." I liked the interplay of myth and sensible explanations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 10/15/2012

    " Fine as adventure stories go but ending a disappointment. Read the paperback. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Ganzi | 10/15/2012

    " As always, Du Brul delivers, fantastic book. MORE PLEASE!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/30/2011

    " I thought this book was slow moving, difficult to follow at times, and unbelievable. It really doesn't measure up to other books from it's genre. Pick up something more interesting and read Steve Barry, Dan Brown, or James Rollins instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 11/24/2011

    " Audio Book. Great book. This book had it all, the soft spoken macho hero, he gets the girl, the bad guy is a tough eastern European commando, there are plans for dirty bombs to kill a lot of people, there is the wise cracking side kick, a secret socie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 11/23/2011

    " I think was my favorite read from Jack. It is a great book and I recommend it to anyone that likes a great adventure story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/21/2011

    " This book rocks!! I was so it expecting how much I would like it! I am now a huge fan of the adventure genre and plan to read all the books in the Phillip Mercer series. It's like Indiana Jones for book lovers. ADORE! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan Bergna | 6/15/2011

    " So awful I couldn't finish it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Great book. This book had it all, the soft spoken macho hero, he gets the girl, the bad guy is a tough eastern European commando, there are plans for dirty bombs to kill a lot of people, there is the wise cracking side kick, a secret socie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 9/16/2010

    " A fine and informative thriller- although I should have started with the first "Mercer" book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheryl | 9/18/2009

    " I made it half way through and had to stop. This is a man's book. It has tedious detail on each disaster, on espionage, on nuclear weapons. The information about the Hindenburg was interesting,although I dont' know if it was true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/17/2009

    " Philip Mercer, Dirk Pitt et al are entertaining ways to get lost on a rainy Saturday. This one is a tad cheesy, but in a guilty pleasure sort of way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathay | 12/17/2008

    " Interesting mix of adventure and mystery, with the puzzle of Alexander the Great's lost tomb and "secret weapon." I liked the interplay of myth and sensible explanations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 10/27/2008

    " I think was my favorite read from Jack. It is a great book and I recommend it to anyone that likes a great adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 5/27/2008

    " 4.5. A really good and compelling action/adventure novel. Most of it was a little "James Bondish" and improbable, but I liked it and the characters anyway. Will read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 4/10/2008

    " Fine as adventure stories go but ending a disappointment. Read the paperback. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 3/20/2008

    " DuBrul's books are always fun and with each new attempt they seem to get better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 3/11/2008

    " Really liked this one. Had a hard time putting it down. Thought I would love to see it in movie form and then though no way since there would be too much violence to deal with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 3/8/2008

    " This book grabbed my attention pretty much from the start. Some action/thriller novels are so weighted down with technical jargon that wading through them becomes a chore. Not so with this book. I found it an easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ty | 1/19/2008

    " another fun Jack Du Brul... similar to the works of Cussler and Matthew Reilly, with many improbable escapes and plot lines tied to ancient mysteries and lots of action. a fun quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 1/4/2008

    " Good suspense book, had quite a bit of terrorist type violence I wasn't too much a fan of and the story was a little hard to follow, overall pretty good. "

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About the Author

Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, he has climbed Masada at noon, swum in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and been gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia, and when not writing or traveling he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. He lives in Burlington,Vermont.

About the Narrator

J. Charles has narrated nearly one hundred audio books throughout his career. His readings include numerous titles by bestselling authors Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, and Jack Du Brul.