How do you connect a plane crash based on two overlapping terrorist plots, hidden mob-like family, a Mexican revolution based on bringing back the might of the Aztec empire, an Egyptian revolution based on fundamental Islam, a Roman ship far from where any Roman ship has any right to be, and the lost Library of Alexandria?
Carefully. Very very carefully.
Or you can read and find out. As you might guess, it’s an absolutely ridiculous book, but at this point, that’s pretty much Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt in a nutshell. Don’t read it expecting to make overly much sense. Read it because it’s a rollicking adventure novel with a sprinkling of archaeology.
I think the biggest negative of the book is that there are really two plotlines–the treasure and the revolutions–and they only barely interact with each other. It’s not a deal breaker, but it is unfortunate.
A fun listen though, still worth it.