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by Robert Gilbert

ePub The Codex download
Robert Gilbert
Publisher: Publishing (September 3, 2007)
Action & Adventure
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Rob, a surgeon, and June, a graduate student, are thrown together on an archeology dig in Belize. A frightening experience welds them in a romantic bond, which neither seems quite prepared for. They become friends with Phoebe, a beautiful and brainy archeology professor. She will play an unsuspected role in their lives. In a mysterious cave, the pair discovers a strange Mayan vase. Within it is hidden a rare Mayan codex. When George Avakian, a brilliant but out-of-luck and out-of-work professor translates the codex, he finds it answers much about the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization. He then makes use of the codex in an ingenious but problematic manner. Phoebe reenters Rob's life and complicates both his and June's future. The book explains in a concise manner certain aspects of science and history while striving to resolve the problems of its characters.
  • Unable to put this book down. The complexity of the story and its characters keeps one glued to the story. The mixing of science and adventure is fascinating. Would recommend for the educated adult.
    Byun Ihn Jae

  • What a fun read! I sped through this book in a couple of days and enjoyed every minute of it. Our handsome archeologist possesses a bit more of a conscience than Indiana and our heroine is much more easy to take seriously and adore than any found in the Trilogy. Though this story is not as convoluted and intricate as the Davinci Code, it still provides a good amount of adventure and intrigue as well as an interesting theory about the fall of the Mayan civilization. Those interested in science will find the interspersed tutorials on various medical and scientific procedures an entertaining reminder of the knowledge we've lost since highschool/college.

  • This novel has something for everyone: exotic locales, adventure, romance, psychology, science, and more. If you liked the academic excitement of "The Rule of Four" and "The DaVinci Code," this book, with its interspersed discussions of Mayan culture and archaeology, is definitely for you. If you're more of a romantic, you'll enjoy the contrast between an ultra-modern love affair and one reminiscent of the innocence of a simpler time. International adventure lovers won't be disappointed either. Overall, it's a quick, enjoyable read with the added bonus that you walk away having learned a few things.

  • I had a hard time putting this book down, wishing to find out what would happen to the characters. The chapters were short and crisp. Some of them painted a beautiful pictures of the surroundings, so much so I wanted to be a part of it. Although some of the lectures were a bit challenging, they were very educational. The characters were complex, and I was interested in trying to identify them with people I have known in the past. I loved this book and would highly recommend it.

  • I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend and loved every word of it. Being a scientist, I am always skeptical when I see science interspersed with fiction, but the scientific explanations were both accurate and entertaining! The relationship between June and Rob was described so genuinely that I found myself remembering conversations from my youth that I hadn't thought about for years. I definitely recommend this book!

  • I loved this novel. It draws you in from the beginning. Loaded with romance, history and mysterious tropical adventures. Not only are the characters interesting and complex, but the setting of an archeological dig makes the reader feel a part of something ruggedly glamorous.