[bookcover:The Tiger Warrior|6261846] [book:The Tiger Warrior|6261846] by [author:David Gibbins|133505]
about the author:
Canadian-born underwater archaeologist and novelist. Gibbins learned to scuba dive at the age of 15 in Canada, and dived under ice, on shipwrecks and in caves while he was still at school. He has led numerous underwater archaeology expeditions around the world, including five seasons excavating ancient Roman shipwrecks off Sicily and a survey of the submerged harbour of ancient Carthage. In 1999-2000 he was part of an international team excavating a 5th century BC shipwreck off Turkey. His many publications on ancient shipwreck sites have appeared in scientific journals, books and popular magazines. Most recently his fieldwork has taken him to the Arctic Ocean, to Mesoamerica and to the Great Lakes in Canada.
After holding a Research Fellowship at Cambridge, he spent most of the 1990s as a Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool. On leaving teaching he become a novelist, writing archaeological thrillers derived from his own background. His novels have sold over two million copies and have been London Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. His first novel, Atlantis, published in the UK in 2005 and the US in September 2006, has been published in 30 languages and is being made into a TV miniseries; since then he has written five further novels, published in more than 100 editions internationally. His novels form a series based on the fictional maritime archaeologist Jack Howard and his team, and are contemporary thrillers involving a plausible archaeological backdrop
Two ancient cultures, a lost treasure from the distant past: what powerful secrets does it conceal—and how far will some go to possess them? Dive into a new full-throttle hunt from master of the action-adventure thriller David Gibbins, as he unleashes…
The trail starts in the Roman ruins and leads to a shipwreck off the coast of Egypt. Soon the world’s top marine archaeologist, Jack Howard, and his team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces adventurers are pushing their way through the mysterious jungles of India, following in the footsteps of a legendary band of missing Roman legionnaires. Meanwhile, at a remote lake in Kyrgyzstan, a beautiful woman has found evidence of a secret knowledge that has cost the lives of countless seekers through the centuries. And what Jack uncovers will lead him to dig not only into the ancient past but into his own family history. For over a century earlier his great-great-grandfather returned from an archaeological expedition in India forever traumatized by what he’d experienced. And in order to lay the past to rest, Jack will have to unearth an artifact that might have been better left buried—and with it a power that some of history’s most ruthless tyrants have sought to rule the world
my rating: five stars
No challenges was a DNF Paperback book
what did I think of the book cover: I love how it shows the old shield on it with the tiger on it,
what did I think of the main character: loved the main character Jack Howard and his best friend , loved how Jack's character reminded me of Indiana Jones and the main character Dirk Pitt from Clive Cussler books,
what did I think of the book:
first I want to say that this is the first time I've ever picked anything up by this author and I hate to say this but it been on my TBR pile since 8/24/09 . Can't believe it took me this long to pick it up , because I loved it, loved how he mixed fact and fiction, as well as the drawings that are in it, loved how his main character remind me so much of Clive Cussler's character Dirk Pitt, and that's another that just made me fall in love with Mr. Gibbin's book was that it was like something that my 2 all time favorite authors which are James Rollins and Clive Cussler would write, with that said I'm going to have to pick up book 1 to read it when I can because this one is book 4, but I'm still glade that I picked it up and read it.