The last odyssey : a thriller
(Prime Pick, Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : William Morrow, 2020.
ISBN
9780062892898 (hbk.) :
Physical Desc
437 pages ; 23 cm.

Copies

LocationFormatCall NumberStatus
Beachwood Branch - Adult Collection - GeneralBookFICTION ROLLINS Available
Berea Branch - Adult Collection - GeneralBookFICTION ROLLINSThere's a wait ...
Brook Park Branch - Adult Collection - GeneralBookFICTION ROLLINS Available
Fairview Park Branch - Adult Collection - GeneralBookFICTION ROLLINS Available
Independence Branch - Adult Collection - GeneralBookFICTION ROLLINS Available
Show All Copies

Discover More!

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

More Details

Published
New York : William Morrow, 2020.
Format
Prime Pick, Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780062892898 (hbk.) :

Notes

Description
To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action. For eons, the city of Troy--whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer's Iliad--was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer's twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles--The Iliad and The Odyssey--could also be true and awaiting discovery? In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship's hold contains a collection of even older artifacts--tools of war--dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain's cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism was crafted by a group of Muslim inventors--the Banū Mūsā brothers--considered by many to be the Da Vincis of the Arab world--brilliant scientists who inspired Leonardo's own work. Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseus's famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned. When word of Tartarus spreads--and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there--tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer's tales are all too real--and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity. Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rollins, J. (2020). The last odyssey: a thriller . William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rollins, James, 1961-. 2020. The Last Odyssey: A Thriller. William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rollins, James, 1961-. The Last Odyssey: A Thriller William Morrow, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rollins, James. The Last Odyssey: A Thriller William Morrow, 2020.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.