The Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6) by Andy McDermott

The Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6)

Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back in another epic contemporary adventure thriller. As the story opens Michelangelo's David is stolen from its plinth in Florence, Italy, in the latest of a series of audacious raids of the world's greatest treasures. When another treasure, the Talonor Codex - an account of the travels of a great Atlantean explorer, which suggests a link between the ancient Hindu civilisation of India and the Atlanteans - is stole...


Details The Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6)

TitleThe Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6)
ISBN9780755354641
Author
Release DateJul 1st, 2010
LanguageEnglish
GenreAdventure, Thriller, Fiction, Action, Mystery
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Reviews The Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6)

  • Mike
    2011-05-17
    I still am 100% for this series. I say that because I sense that some fans are probably dropping off a bit, both from reviews I've seen here and the fact that it's the 6th book in a series which usually leads to a decrease in popularity or quality. Well, I disagree. I think this is just as good as the first and is still extremely fast paced and fun.My only complaint was that the villain was SO obvious that I could tell who the main villain was th...
  • Tyson Adams
    2011-02-12
    Australia has Matthew Reilly. The US has Clive Cussler and James Rollins. The UK has Andy McDermott.The Sacred Vault is Andy's sixth Nina and Eddie adventure and they just keep the adrenalin pumping as much as ever. I've met archaeologists, they make soil scientists seem exciting by comparison. Yet the world has more archaeologist adventurers than any other science: Indiana Jones, Jack West Jnr, Dirk Pitt, Nina and Eddie, the list goes on. But wh...
  • Meredith
    2017-11-24
    More or less I enjoyed the adventure. There just happened to be bits that weren't even internally consistent, which always frustrates me. Like the amazing cat burglars who intentionally work out every detail of their heist, including how such things work best when the fewest people are around. Until their final heist, which is right in the middle of a high profile gathering. And every so shocking, it doesn't go smoothly. Does it make for wild act...
  • Jeff Lyons
    2011-07-28
    I actually read this one before reading any of Andy McDermott's earlier books - mainly because I found it on sale somewhere and thought...what the hey? But I immediately fell in love with Eddie Chase and Nina Wilde. It started out a tad slow with a social event but then Eddie was chasing after a bunch of bad guys within a dozen or so pages. The words that best describe McDermott's books are action-packed, improbable, thrilling, and a good laugh. ...
  • Emma
    2018-04-08
    2.5 stars
  • Jeff Dickison
    2018-08-06
    Long on action, short on sense. McDermott is one of the top action writers around, unfortunately the plot is aimed at the 11-year old that resides inside all of us. To think that anyone could survive an airplane shot down by a missile is a bit much. Recommended only to action junkies and their inter 11-year old.
  • Plamen Kolev
    2018-10-05
    Andy McDermott knows how to write a great non-stop action page-turner, while still preserving at least a sense of credibility and realism. Yes, the main characters always surviving against the odds, in the last possible moment is a bit too predictable, hence why I cannot give 5 stars. However, I still throughly enjoyed the book and the journey around the world, and Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are two of the most likeable characters in any book ser...
  • Suresh
    2011-09-23
    well, after (re)discovering atlantis, locating hercules's tomb, unearthing the pyramid of osiris, visiting the garden of eden, pulling out arthur's sword etc. what do our heroes (still have to) do? [btw if i were these ppl i would choose labours of hercules instead. won't u give these blokes a well deserved break andy?]. locate (sigh! word reuse... hmmm... let it be "open" then) shiva's valut (hey! is the tile not "the sacred vault"? someone had ...
  • Paula Howard
    2016-07-08
    Priceless and precious art is being stolen from around the world. No one claims responsibility. No one seems to know where they are. They just disappear. Nina and Eddie are present at an exhibit when the Talonor Codex is stolen even though there is heightened security. The Talonor Codex was one of the items our pair found in Atlantis. The Talonor Codex gives clues to the hidden location of the Vault of Shiva. The Indian couple, the Khoils, plan t...
  • Athira Gopinath
    2017-11-24
    If you have seen Mission impossible and Indiana Jones, there is nothing much else in this book for you. Of course there are action and racing sequences in a busy road in Frisco and the lonely scenic Himalayan mountains, but you'll soon realize that you're re watching just another flimsy action film. Everything stinks of cliche. but you will tolerate all that through the first 200 something pages just out of curiosity- what exactly is in this Vaul...
  • Mikaela
    2010-05-01
    If I were to review this book as a stand-alone novel, rather then part of a whole series- I'd have to say I would give it at least four stars.But as part of a seires... well. Everything just seemn a little repetitive. 1. Everything is happy2. Evil billionare tries to destroy/take over the world3. Nina/Eddie somehow get involved4. World is savedAfter 6 books, it's starting to seem a little far fetched. Once or twice, maybe. But SIX TIMES? Come on ...
  • Kit Harris
    2017-05-23
    This was my 6th Andy Mcdermott book and i found the formula getting a bit tired. How many egoistic Billionaire maniacs can there be in the story world? Andy is a very good writer and has created a wonderful series with Wilde/Chase no doubt, but this book could have benefited with more research. The concept is great, the link to Atlantis is clever and some of the characters are stereotypical-yet-good - however the plot is predictable. Such a shame...
  • Keith
    2011-02-01
    another fast paced adventure with nina and eddie
  • Brenda
    2011-04-05
    Another exciting entry in the Nina and Eddie saga. I don't think those two could stay out of trouble if they tried. I can't wait for the next one!!
  • Jordan Anderson
    2017-03-17
    As seems to be the case with damn near every McDermott book, The Sacred Vault follows pretty much the exact same formula: Nina and Eddie get wrapped up in some eccentric billionaire's evil plot to take over and/or destroy the world, and in doing so, they come across some ancient tomb, or in this case, vault, that holds the key to defeat the villain and save the day. For 6 books now, the team has pretty much done the exact same thing, somehow mana...
  • Jeffrey Lyons
    2019-08-01
    I read several of McDermott's books out of order until I wised up. This is the sixth book, which I read before the first 3 books I believe. But it was on sale somewhere and I figured why not grab it at a discount. And I'm pleased that I did so.It didn't take long for me to fall in love with Eddie Chase and Nina Wilde. Eddie, the wise-cracking, sarcastic,"oy" former Brit SAS agent/bodyguard for the luscious, red-haired yet headstrong archaeologist...
  • Mc510
    2019-03-01
    I like a nice suspend-your-disbelief action book as much as the next guy, but this one is just terrible. It reads like a cross between a Vin Diesel movie and a very, very dumbed-down Dan Brown novel. At least half of the book is blow-by-blow description of preposterous fights, chases, escapes, etc.; after a little bit I just started skimming over these sections. Since you always know that Eddie and Nina will prevail, there's really nothing very i...
  • Steven Leitman
    2019-06-25
    This is my last one, I had trouble reading this and the motivation just wasn't there. It is the same formulae over and over and over ad nauseam. The originality is gone and for crying out loud there is absolutely no sense that archaeology actually plays a role here. the only thing this one had going for it was that all the character they've met and some nasty nasty villains were here as well.
  • Tressa
    2018-12-11
    I did not finish listening to The Sacred Vault. I’ve also decided not to continue with the series. I thought Nina would be more suspicious during the taxi scene. I know that she had a lot on her mind, but I expected better from her because of the prior books.
  • Greg
    2017-09-10
    Enjoyable. Just found book 1 so will get a better understanding of the characters.
  • Leon
    2019-06-29
    Good readStory is similar to the other Nina and Eddie books. Good read but plot could be better. I will be reading more by McDermott.
  • Beth Vanda
    2019-07-07
    Ok, they got more formulaic by this obe
  • andrew knight
    2019-10-20
    Ths sacred vault by Andy McDermott The sacred vault wild/chase 6 by Andy McDermott great read and a good story can't wait to read next book
  • Diane
    2018-11-02
    Along the lines if an Indiana Jones adventure.
  • Cynthia
    2017-10-19
    Another fantastic tale. I love this authors books.
  • Vidya Tiru
    2012-01-24
    My Review: It has been almost forever since I read an adventure-action-thriller type of book. I picked it up at the airport on my way back from India earlier this year. This is the first book of the series that I have read and I have to say, I am looking for the other titles to read now.What surprised me was that they had different titles for the book in India and for the rest of the world – I am guessing the Indian title would have done well f...
  • Theresa
    2014-08-07
    Another billionaire guy goes crazy trying to take over the world by destroying most of it. This one wants to end the current Hindu Yuga cycle so we can move on to a better, more benevolent Yuga cycle, with him in charge of course. He needs the Talonor Codex (found in Atlantis which keeps popping up) to find the Vedas do it and it just happens to be locked in the IHA secure vault. Soooo. After Khoil (aka the billionaire) kidnaps Nina, Eddie has to...
  • Jeninne
    2013-07-21
    I would probably argue that now being six books into the series, it’s very obvious that the books are getting harder to write, but easier to read. There isn’t any kind of change in formula plot wise, and there’s nothing ever completely original, but the author is clearly getting better at what he does, and it’s obvious that he has to keep upping the stakes. Each book is bigger than the last, and we’re probably going to reach a point whe...
  • Kayla West
    2014-12-03
    So I just finished this book after having to restart it due to time constraints earlier this year forcing me to stop reading it., and like most of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase novels I have absolutely loved it. I mean, it has action, adventure, weapons, fast cars, and, most especially, hidden treasure, all the things I love about this series.I love that this book, and a couple of books before this one, have focused on the ramifications of people tr...