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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (413 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: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597106498
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In the heart of Panama, a volcanic lake feeds a serpentine river - its stone banks laid by the Incas, who took back the gold and jewels plundered from them by the conquistadors. Legend has it that the Twice-Stolen Treasure has been buried for centuries in the Panamanian jungle. Discovering it means surviving the black waters of the River of Ruin... It begins at a Paris auction house, with a favor granted by an old high school friend to geologist Philip Mercer: the opportunity to buy a rare diary written during the French attempt at digging the Panama Canal. But Mercer isn't the only one who wants it. Three Chinese assassins have been dispatched to get it, forcing Mercer into a subterranean game of cat and mouse that takes him from the hellish maze of l'empire de la mort and through the sewers of Paris. Mercer realizes he has uncovered an intricate Chinese plot to trigger a deadly shift in the world's balance of power. At stake is control of the canal, recently handed over to the government of Panama by the United States. Only Philip Mercer - with help from beautiful U.S. Army officer Lauren Vanik, a cell of French Foreign Legion commandos, and a crusty eighty-year-old retired sea captain named Harry White - can stop them. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Reynolds | 8/7/2013

    " Liking DuBrul more with each book I read..really liked this one. They go pretty fast too.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiki | 8/30/2012

    " A good "brain candy" book - something to read while I am killing time on the stack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaft | 7/15/2012

    " Starting to lose its shine now. I like the series but it isn't making the effort of say the first two books. Seems to be a bit same-y. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 11/18/2011

    " Mercer is right up there with Dirk Pitt. A great action adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micheal | 1/13/2011

    " Very fun, endearing characters, twists that will make you wish you weren't just reading it for 30 minutes on your lunch break. Definitely worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett Sorge | 12/5/2010

    " This book started off good and really felt like a typical Clive Cussler book. I think maybe it was bout 100 pages too long and my interest started to wander at the end. The writer has talent, but he needs to find his own winning formulae. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 8/14/2010

    " Another excellent Phillip Mercer adventure book from Jack DuBrul. If you like good adventure stories, I recommend reading all of Jack's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma Saldana | 2/10/2010

    " Lots of adventure as part of the story involves a team trying to head-off an explosion and blocking of the canal. Good insight as we head of to the PC on Tuesday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel | 4/27/2009

    " This was agood read and I enjoyed it more than Pandora's Curse. A very plausible story about the Chinese trying to take control of the Panama Canal and trying to find lost treasure of the Incas to fund it. Nice to see Mercer's character developing and also seeing more of Harry involved in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Ganzi | 3/7/2009

    " FANTASTIC!!! The first few books in the Philip Mercer series were excellent but this one proves du Brul has taken his place among the best techno-thriller authors out there. WELL worth the read, kept me turning pages way past my bedtime! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiki | 3/5/2009

    " A good "brain candy" book - something to read while I am killing time on the stack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/3/2008

    " Mercer is right up there with Dirk Pitt. A great action adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 9/30/2007

    " Another excellent Phillip Mercer adventure book from Jack DuBrul. If you like good adventure stories, I recommend reading all of Jack's books. "

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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.