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Stel Pavlou

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Simon & Schuster

Published : 2001

Copyright : Stel Pavlou 2001

ISBN-10 : HB 0-7432-0857-9
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-7432-0857-4

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There is a signal emanating from deep within the ice of Antarctica.

Atlantis has awoken. Ancient monuments all over the world from the Pyramids of Giza, to Mexico, to the ancient sites of China are reacting... to a brewing crisis not of this earth, but somewhere out in the solar system. Connecting to each other through the oceans. Using low frequency sound waves to create an ancient global network. The earth is thrown into panic stations.

Enter Richard Scott, linguistic anthropologist. Jon Hackett, complexity theorist. Sarah Kelsey, geologist. Ralph Matheson, engineer. Bob Pearce, CIA Agent and 'Remote Viewer', and US Marine, Major Lawrence Gant. Together they must make the journey of a lifetime. The fate of the earth rests in their hands.

For it seems that the signals emanating from Atlantis are a prelude to something much greater. Could it be that the entire city is in fact one giant ancient machine? And to what end? For what purpose?

It is the year 2012, the same year Mayan belief prophesied the end of the world. Two armies, American and Chinese, stand on the brink of war for control of the most potent force ever known to man. The secrets of Atlantis. Secrets which are encoded in crystal shards retrieved from the sunken city. Secrets which Mankind has had twelve thousand years to decipher... but which will now destroy it within one week.

In the greatest tradition of Jules Verne, and with the breathtaking depth and pace of Michael Crichton, Stel Pavlou's Decipher is a roller-coaster ride through an epic of an adventure.

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Review by Nigel (010702) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
During an illegal deep sea drilling operation near Antarctica the crew of the Red Osprey encounter serious trouble and as a by-product discover a large amount of Carbon 60, a man made material that with current technology can only be produced in labs in quantities that can fit on a pinhead.

Enter Rola Corp and the capitalist greed machine. Carbon 60 is worth a fortune and bugger where it came from and why. Trouble is Atlantis has been found below the ice and mankind's past is a lot more complicated and far-reaching than anyone thought. A machine the size of the planet is waking and the sun is about to unleash a gravity wave that will destroy all (almost) life on earth.

With a vast array of characters, incredibly detailed and believable research blending fact and fiction, myth and history, Decipher keeps you hooked from beginning to end. A great read.
Nigel (1st July 2002)

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