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The Secret of the Stones de Ernest Dempsey
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The Secret of the Stones (edició 2012)

de Ernest Dempsey (Autor)

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After a newspaper interview turns into a parking lot shootout, former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns his best friend has disappeared while working on a secret project. The mission to save his friend leads him on a quest to solve a series of ancient clues he hopes will lead to whoever kidnapped his friend. The riddles lead them on a dangerous chase through the southeastern United States. Before he knows it, he is on a trail towards a four thousand year-old secret that is bigger than anything he has ever imagined.… (més)
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Títol:The Secret of the Stones
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Informació:Enclave Publishing (2012), Edition: 2, 328 pages
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A fast paced Dan Brown-styled thriller set in the Cherokee tribal lands of North Georgia. When a local archaeologist uncovers a mysterious relic, international mercenaries are soon after it and anyone who can decipher its secret. This skillfully blends the factual – the forced removal of the Cherokee people, the legend of a cave of gold – into a high stakes race to find the fabled treasure the Cherokee had to leave behind. I enjoyed the regional history about the archaeological sites that was scattered throughout this very suspenseful mystery. ( )
  wandaly | Sep 29, 2019 |
Hmmm. 15% of the way in and I'm beginning to wish I hadn't bought the whole trilogy. At least the mysterious treasure is original and not the usual secret of the templars/key to the lost library of Alexandria/lost gospel of Jesus (delete as applicable) guff.

Not really what I would have thought an archaeological thriller would be I have to say. ( )
  Only2rs | Feb 4, 2018 |
Secret of the Stones by Ernest Dempsey
4.5 stars

From The Book:
Sean Wyatt's learns his best friend has been kidnapped while working on a secret project. Sean and his new acquaintance, Allyson Webster, embark on a mission to solve a series of ancient clues they he hopes will lead to whoever kidnapped his friend. The riddles lead them on a dangerous chase through the southeastern United States and to a four thousand year-old secret that is bigger than anything they could have ever imagined.

My Thoughts:
I liked this book so much more than I ever thought possible. It's filled from cover to cover with action, suspense, a murder and a history lesson....so what's not to like? Fiction and legend are mixed to develop a theory on the origins of Native Americans on the North American continent. The reader doesn't have to agree with the theory to be entertained by the content and the process that provided the theory. Betrayal sets the stage for the next book and I believe I will be on a search for it. ( )
  Carol420 | Mar 11, 2017 |
In "The Secret of the Stones" Ernest Dempsey introduces his action hero, Sean Wyatt. Wyatt is a mixture of Indiana Jones and James Bond. Dempsey gives some background for Sean and we find out that he is an archeologist and was a former government agent in a clandestine organization known as Axis. The novel reminds me somewhat of Clive Cussler, where the story begins in the past and then is tied in to the present. Cussler's hero, Dirk Pitt, collects classic cars while Wyatt collects motorcycles.

The story begins with Tommy Schultz giving Frank Borringer, a professor at Kennisaw State University, a stone disc with writings on one side. The message was written in four separate dead languages and Borringer was one of the few people who could decipher it. Once done, Frank puts the message in an envelope and drops it in the mail. This was done just in time as Borringer was murdered by a German who was after the translation.

Tommy Schultz, a childhood friend of Sean Wyatt, was willed millions of dollars by his parents and used the money to found the IAA, or International Archaeological Agency. Schultz is kidnapped by the German in order for him to help find the four chambers of gold that legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians. Meanwhile, Sean was finishing up an interview with Allyson Webster, a journalist for the Atlanta Sentinel, when a group of mercenaries tried to kill him. The instincts and training he received from Axis kicked in and Sean was able to put down his attackers and flee the scene with Allyson in tow.

Detective Trent Morris and his partner Will Hastings were assigned to head up the murder investigation. Morris had reason to believe that Wyatt was involved and was implicated in the murder of Frank Borringer and the kidnapping of Tommy Schultz. Sean and Allyson were on the run with their main goal of finding his friend Tommy. Sean enlists the help of his friend Joe McElroy, who was an expert in Native American cultures. Tommy, forced to help the German, and Sean were in a race to see who would be the first to find the chambers. One clue led to another as they went to state parks all over Georgia to decipher the riddle of the stones.

Dempsey mixes fact with fiction and legend as he develops a theory on the origins of Native Americans on the North American continent.. The book is filled with action and suspense and we get a history lesson in the process. The book was hard to put down and I finished it in rather a short time. A betrayal by one of the characters caught me off guard and set the stage for the next novel. While I do not agree with Dempsey's theory, it did provide some food for thought. The only negative I found was a poor job of editing, but I am willing to overlook that. If you are a fan of the Da Vinci code, then you will enjoy this book as I did. I look forward to the further adventures of Sean Wyatt. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jan 28, 2016 |
In "The Secret of the Stones" Ernest Dempsey introduces his action hero, Sean Wyatt. Wyatt is a mixture of Indiana Jones and James Bond. Dempsey gives some background for Sean and we find out that he is an archeologist and was a former government agent in a clandestine organization known as Axis. The novel reminds me somewhat of Clive Cussler, where the story begins in the past and then is tied in to the present. Cussler's hero, Dirk Pitt, collects classic cars while Wyatt collects motorcycles.

The story begins with Tommy Schultz giving Frank Borringer, a professor at Kennisaw State University, a stone disc with writings on one side. The message was written in four separate dead languages and Borringer was one of the few people who could decipher it. Once done, Frank puts the message in an envelope and drops it in the mail. This was done just in time as Borringer was murdered by a German who was after the translation.

Tommy Schultz, a childhood friend of Sean Wyatt, was willed millions of dollars by his parents and used the money to found the IAA, or International Archaeological Agency. Schultz is kidnapped by the German in order for him to help find the four chambers of gold that legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians. Meanwhile, Sean was finishing up an interview with Allyson Webster, a journalist for the Atlanta Sentinel, when a group of mercenaries tried to kill him. The instincts and training he received from Axis kicked in and Sean was able to put down his attackers and flee the scene with Allyson in tow.

Detective Trent Morris and his partner Will Hastings were assigned to head up the murder investigation. Morris had reason to believe that Wyatt was involved and was implicated in the murder of Frank Borringer and the kidnapping of Tommy Schultz. Sean and Allyson were on the run with their main goal of finding his friend Tommy. Sean enlists the help of his friend Joe McElroy, who was an expert in Native American cultures. Tommy, forced to help the German, and Sean were in a race to see who would be the first to find the chambers. One clue led to another as they went to state parks all over Georgia to decipher the riddle of the stones.

Dempsey mixes fact with fiction and legend as he develops a theory on the origins of Native Americans on the North American continent.. The book is filled with action and suspense and we get a history lesson in the process. The book was hard to put down and I finished it in rather a short time. A betrayal by one of the characters caught me off guard and set the stage for the next novel. While I do not agree with Dempsey's theory, it did provide some food for thought. The only negative I found was a poor job of editing, but I am willing to overlook that. If you are a fan of the Da Vinci code, then you will enjoy this book as I did. I look forward to the further adventures of Sean Wyatt. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jan 28, 2016 |
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After a newspaper interview turns into a parking lot shootout, former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns his best friend has disappeared while working on a secret project. The mission to save his friend leads him on a quest to solve a series of ancient clues he hopes will lead to whoever kidnapped his friend. The riddles lead them on a dangerous chase through the southeastern United States. Before he knows it, he is on a trail towards a four thousand year-old secret that is bigger than anything he has ever imagined.

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