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The Archimedes Device By C.M. Hanna Michael C. Perkins,

  • Title: The Archimedes Device
  • Author: C.M. Hanna Michael C. Perkins
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Archimedes device Throughout history, the protectors of its secrets have sacrificed their fortunes, their happiness, and even their lives And when the device comes unexpectedly into the life of Rebecca Sanders, its effect is no less profound Rebecca s journey begins with the unsettling disappearance of her mother, a respected Princeton professor The only hints to hThe Archimedes device Throughout history, the protectors of its secrets have sacrificed their fortunes, their happiness, and even their lives And when the device comes unexpectedly into the life of Rebecca Sanders, its effect is no less profound Rebecca s journey begins with the unsettling disappearance of her mother, a respected Princeton professor The only hints to her whereabouts are a series of clues left by an unknown scribe than 500 years ago To track down her mother, Rebecca has no choice but to rely on the help of Mark Whit, a professional treasure hunter with obscure motives Joined by her mother s quirky assistant, they soon discover why Rebecca s mother has disappeared she s searching for an ancient document penned by Archimedes himself, a blueprint for a mysterious device that could rewrite history The search for Archimedes blueprint soon takes a dangerous turn As Rebecca and her unlikely partners work to decipher the ancient clues, they must stay one step ahead of a ruthless antiquities dealer who ll stop at nothing to acquire the priceless document, and elude a secret society that has spent two thousand years hiding the truth of the Archimedes device From ancient Alexandria to medieval Constantinople to the streets of modern day Manhattan, The Archimedes Device is an epic journey of adventure, intrigue, and discovery.
    The Archimedes Device The Archimedes device Throughout history the protectors of its secrets have sacrificed their fortunes their happiness and even their lives And when the device comes unexpectedly into the life of Re

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    1. The safest general characterization of the European scientific tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Archimedes Reviel NetzArchimedesI do believe that Leonardo Da Vinci is better known to most people than Archimedes Not to take anything away from the extraordinary mind of Da Vinci, but if we are making a list of the most brilliant minds throughout history, Archimedes should be talked about with the same hushed awe as Da Vinci He was a mathematician who used math to design and [...]

    2. The Archimedes Device is a great vacation read in the vein of Ken Follett and Dan Brown The authors takes the reader on an intelligent, although slightly unbelievable, treasure hunt in which they weave in lots of historical information and effectively switch things up between historical and present narratives The story is based on one with which we are all familiar Think Indiana Jones or Lara Croft in Tomb Raider A hidden historical object makes a slight, but nevertheless intriguing appearance, [...]

    3. An enjoyable quick read.The novel has a fair amount of twists and turns but is still quite easy to follow If forced to compare the book to something, I d say it was most like Davinci Code Others have compared the book to National Treasure or Raiders of the Los Ark, but those were not novels, but novelizations of movies, if I m correct The two authors do a good job of keeping the reader guessing The novel is contrapuntal, with two separate story lines woven together to help ascertain the answer t [...]

    4. A big thanks goes to C.M Hanna and Michael C Perkins for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.Let s start by saying that Hanna and Perkins must obviously be history and math buffs who pulled off some serious research for this book Kudos, authors, for a job well done in that department As for the characters I had a love hate relationship I LOVED Lucas I hated Rebecca Lucas condition is one I am familiar with and reading about it made him so special to me His quirkiness on [...]

    5. In all fairness, I must disclose that the author is a friend of mine and asked me to read and review this I was on the fence between a 3 and 4 star rating, but the fact that I whizzed through 600 pages in 48 hours along with the free book copy pushed me over the edge to the 4 star.This is a great airplane beach read now of course I wish I had saved it for vacation In the vein of Ken Follett s stuff or the Da Vinci Code, Hanna and Perkins take the reader on an educated person s treasure hunt They [...]

    6. Blend of contemporary and historical fiction of a daughter s search for her missing mother combined with a hunt for an ancient document authored by Archimedes The story of the document begins with the burning of the library at Alexandria and continues through the ages, including what are basically short stories of various eras and how a secret society protected the document The current day storyline contains an interesting set of characters, such as a pillager of antiquities with thugs at his di [...]

    7. I had the pleasure of being a Beta Reader for The Archimedes Device It s a fabulous read The characters lure you into the book, and the plot carries you away from there there s no return It s one of those books you don t want to put down I read it in three days flat.It s an art to navigate time as seamlessly as this book does Though the plot is anchored in the present it begins and ends in modern times it weaves through history artfully We travel from Ancient Alexandria through the Crusades of t [...]

    8. I love a good treasure hunt and this book delivered it The scholarship and historic background included make it far valuable than just a great story I learned a lot Can t wait for the movie.

    9. The Archimedes Device is a an historical thriller in the style of Dan Brown, but believable The Greek mathematician Archimedes invented a device think of it as the first analogue computer and left behind some schematics In the present day, an unusual team of sleuths and one really bad guy stumble upon evidence that the schematics still exist, setting off a wild race to find them The plot grabbed me in the first chapter and did not let go The story goes back in time to track the schematics as mot [...]

    10. Passing on some reviews from some non GR membersom a message sent to me recently by a long time friend smart and highly educated whose wife just finished the book I know Beth has written you about The Archimedes Device that you sent, but let me add this she devoured it and loved it Thanks so much for sending her such an engaging read To say that it s entertaining than the typical historical novel is a mammoth understatement From a friend who sits in front of us at the SF ballet Does it really h [...]

    11. The plot of this mystery was very entertaining The switches between present day and past were seamlessly done The presentation of little known historic figures was fascinating.What was not so good was character development although the inclusion of a main character on the autism spectrum was refreshing The romance between the modern day couple was clunky How did the autistic person get swept away to Europe when he had never travelled before How did he get a passport I m nit picking this is ficti [...]

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