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Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott.When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artefacts, they are stunned to realise that the artefacts hold clues to the locationNina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott.When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artefacts, they are stunned to realise that the artefacts hold clues to the location of a lost Inca settlement hidden somewhere in South America. As Nina and Eddie dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that finding the settlement may only be the start of their incredible quest. One which, astonishingly, may lead them to one of the greatest legends of all time: El Dorado - the mythical city of gold.Nina and Eddie are desperate to locate the fabled city. But they are not alone in their search. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, they face corrupt soldiers, murderous revolutionaries and ruthless drug lords who will stop at nothing to obtain the city's treasures. With so much at stake, what price will they pay for the greatest of fortunes?...

Title : Empire of Gold
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ISBN : 9780755354672
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 576 Pages
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Empire of Gold Reviews

  • Jeninne
    2019-06-30 07:23

    I didn’t dislike this book. I think that’s important to say right off the bat. In fact, I still generally really like this entire series. The problem, however, is that for the first time, I’m starting to see the same things cycle through thematically and plot wise, and it’s starting to get a little tiresome. This series is starting to skirt that really dangerous line that longer series often fall prey too, and I’m really hoping the next veers away sharply.See, for as often as I’m going on about how amazing Eddie is on his own, and how capable Nina is, with Nina seriously being the standard for female characters in action books, they’re ALWAYS better when they’re together, working off each other and bouncing dialogue off each other. But for several books in a row I’ve noticed the trend of these characters being together at the beginning of the book, having some kind of argument, going off on their own for about 100 pages, then coming together to bitch, moan and complain at each other some more. As a reader, as soon as I recognize this pattern, I’m overly critical.I mean, of course I want my characters, especially characters in a serious relationship, to hit bumps and roadblocks, and to not always get along, and reflect real relationships, but it seems like Nina and Eddie fight about the same things, in the same ways, with the same result, and very little resolution. It’s like at the end of each fight they give each other space, just magically forget about the fight, and never talk about it or resolve their issues. They’re starting to feel dysfunctional.As always the plot was interesting, with the attention to detail superb. The supporting cast was wonderful, the pacing fast and this author writes some of the best action scenes in the genre. However Nina and Eddie are really both starting to get on my nerves, the books are starting to feel a little recycled, and none of this is a good combination.Also, Nina, sweetie, you don’t need to get kidnapped every book. Just saying.Three stars, because while I liked this book, I didn't love it.

  • Elly Wendy
    2019-07-21 12:28

    2* Ths is tough to write. Thrillers dealing with archaeology are often among my favourites, so I had high hopes for this. And throughout, there were enough teasers and questions thrown out to keep me going and I did listen to the end. But there were many times when I very nearly gave up, and it was all for the same reasons: a smash to the side of the head, blood spurting; his fingers slipped and he smashed his way down the cliff, blood spurting; one vehicle smashing another one, occupants getting dumped out in all direction -- blood spurting ... Oh my goodness. Tedious. Absolutely tediously long passages describing all kinds of violence, going on and on. In the midst of this, humourous remarks. I myself didn't find it humorous and got to wondering if I was just being uptight. Maybe it was meant to be a spoof, or something ... ? I haven't read the other reviews because truly I need to get into something else, not spend any more time on this.So. I think if this was edited to cut the violence by at least 25%, I might be able to give 3*. But I just didn't like all that stuff.

  • Tasha
    2019-06-28 04:22

    Soooo, this was a very long and slow read. I skimmed a lot of it and *SPOILERS* I'm sick of the same stuff. heavey military. Eddie and Nina fighting, death of the beloved friend. I think how this one ended the next one will be interesting, especially as Eddie's in the run alone, but I won't be jumping at it any time soon.

  • Melinda
    2019-07-15 08:25

    If you want action, history, adventure, archeology, plot twist on twists and intrigue -- then this series is for you. Another fabulous addition to the Nina and Eddie show!Obviously these books are fairly formulaic but they are well written and fast-paced...and if you like this sort of genre, it will hit the right spot. Personally I'd read it just for Eddie and his hilarious potty mouthed strings of annoyance and abuse.

  • Laura
    2019-07-04 06:15

    I think I'm leaning closer to 3.5 Stars, than 4 for this one. Another enjoyable read in the series, although the further I get into it the more I like Eddie, and dislike Nina - her choices quite frankly have started to make me want to throw the book at her. McDermott provides an intriguing look into Eddie's past, and Macy makes a return (yay!). Overall the book did feel strangely paced - the actual archaeological discovery seemed to take up such a small part of the book (compared to others in the series), and feels almost unbelievable. I'm unsure how to feel about that, but the ending definitely makes me excited for the next book.

  • Jane Plumridge
    2019-07-10 12:26

    I've only read a few of Andy McDermott books, but this felt very much like a rerun of a previous novel, just in a different location. Some of the military moves that Eddie pulls off really stretches the imagination to the limit. I know it's fiction but even so!Hard going in places, mainly because it's covering similar ground. Interesting ending however, so will read the next one to see where that takes us....

  • Meredith
    2019-07-19 07:02

    It's always interesting when the reader/narrator of an audio book changes. Up until now it's been Gildart Jackson, but with Empire of Gold, it's now Robin Sachs. I'm guessing Gildart was picked to make make sure Eddie's Yorkshire accent was there. Unfortunately when lots of the other characters aren't English, the still tend to sound it, plus the voice for Nina tended toward unrelenting bitchy. Now Robin on the other hand sounds like a well-pleased cat lapping scotch by the fire. His voice is delightful to listen to, but it doesn't really fit a go-go-go style action adventure. While Nina no longer sounds screechy, so now sounds too constantly reasonably. While Eddie still has a bit more zip, his voice is tamped down a bit too much too. I do like his voice for Mac, which sounds Scottish without sounding like Sean Connery. As for the plot itself, it's decent. It's a bit like a book and a half plus a cliff hanger. But the cliff hanger does set Eddie up in a new place than were he's been emotionally, so I'm looking forward to it.

  • Natalie
    2019-07-09 09:14

    Very good, but the violence is too gory for my tastes. The author writes as if these books are action movies, so everything is quite detailed, down to specific details of goryness. Not for the faint of heart, or stomach. Other than that, a wonderful story.

  • Benjo Dalmacio-demition
    2019-06-23 06:28

    As expected this book is a mixture of archaeology and military.. the longtimeline of my read suggests that there were a couple of times I want to put this book back to the shelf.. it became fast-paced in the few chapters before the end which will push you to read the next book in the series.

  • Corey Baltzer
    2019-07-21 08:06

    546 pages of an incredible story... and then it blatantly ends with a 'to be continued?' Come on, Andy. :p

  • Marvin
    2019-06-24 11:06

    Yet another action packed, full tilt adventure story as I've come to expect from McDermont.

  • Colin
    2019-07-01 10:28

    Action all the time, almost too much for my taste. The story itself continues in another book, leaving one of the main mysteries of the book unsolved, which was disappointing.

  • David Devine
    2019-07-08 04:05

    It would be nice if the heroes could manage not to blow up or damage archaeological finds in ther efforts to stop the bad guys.

  • Jamie
    2019-07-02 05:06

    Personally not my favorite in the series so far, but it was still fun to read.

  • Theresa
    2019-06-29 05:15

    We get something a bit different. Instead of starting off with an innocent group of people getting wiped out by the bad guys, this goes back and shows us a Special Forces incident from Eddie’s past. A very enlightening look. The majority of this story takes place in the jungles of Venezuela, Columbia and Peru as they fight off mercenaries, revolutionaries and drug dealers in search of El Dorado. Eddie is being childish again. He needs a big spanking (and I don’t mean the good kind). You’d think he’d learn after getting mad at Nina before and almost losing her. And he needs to stop being so stubborn and hot-headed and listen to his friends. It's no wonder they don't beleive at the end. Also, why doesn’t Eddie look at his own woman? She’s beautiful. It’s insulting to act like that right in front of your wife, even if Macy is a friend. I’m beginning not to like him. Quick Thoughts: 1)If you don’t know something just say it’s classified and they’ll think you’re important, not dumb.2)BTW: don’t bother looking for Valverde, Venezuela, it doesn’t exist.3)It’s a good thing that bad men are so stupid, but it does make it harder for the good men to survive their mistakes.4)Mac! Nooooooooooooooooooo!5) Nina is getting almost as dangerously adventurous as Eddie. Good going, girl!6)Egyptians and Hindus are much better at traps. Mechanical destruction tally: 2 Taliban trucks, 3 off-roaders & a Land cruiser, 5 4x4 jeeps, a Cessna Caravan plane, a Fiat, a Ferrari and a Mercedes, a Coca Cola transport truck, a V-300 APC, various private vehicles, a V-100 APC, 2 speedboats, an Expedition SUV, Cessna Skyhawk floatboat, another Land cruiser, a F-150 truck and a Hummer H2.Fave scenes: the Cessna jungle crash, Eddie’s V-100 chase through Caracas, De Quesada’s toilet and the results of Nina pulling the plug.

  • Robin Carter
    2019-06-23 04:29

    Book Description (from back of book)" Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, Andy McDermott. When archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase, are given the chance to work on an Interpol investigation into smuggled artifacts, they are stunned to realise that the artifacts hold clues to the location of a lost Inca settlement hidden somewhere in South America. As Nina and Eddie dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that finding the settlement may only be the start of their incredible quest. One which, astonishingly, may lead them to one of the greatest legends of all time: El Dorado -- the mythical city of gold. Nina and Eddie are desperate to locate the fabled city. But they are not alone in their search. Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, they face corrupt soldiers, murderous revolutionaries and ruthless drug lords who will stop at nothing to obtain the city's treasures. With so much at stake, what price will they pay for the greatest of fortunes? "ReviewStill so many legends across the globe for our daring duo to uncover, but for me this picked up the pace where the last one had dropped it a bit, there seemed a slight lethargy to Sacred Vault that isn't here in Empire of Gold.This is a true blockbuster rollercoaster ride from start to finish, if someone could afford the special effects Nina and Eddie would make Hollywood legends to rival Indiana Jones and theme park rides to thrill at Universal.This book is never going to be literary award winning material but it is a true turn your brain off sit back and enjoy the ride fodder, and i for one love these books, with Andy McDermott right at the head of the pack for skill in writing these blockbuster adventure stories. (Parm

  • Kevin Kazokas
    2019-07-17 04:06

    I'm angry with Andy McDermott, and no this is not a bad review. He simply ruined my summer.Oh, he wrote a quality book in "Empire of Gold." The adventure captured me from first page to last. The problem is, the story goes beyond the last page -- way beyond. Into a whole other book. Those hoping to read "Empire" as a standalone -- it is summer after all and there are concerts, sporting events and vegging on the porch with your favorite beverage -- prepare for disappointment. Consider this a precaution not a spoiler, but upon completing the last page, you'll have more questions than answers. You'll feel left hanging in a more precarious state than main character Eddie Chase dangling off a perilous cliff about to get washed away by deluging flood water. Oh, and Andy McDermott will own your summer. He does mine. I had not read the previous installments in this series, but the publisher gave no indication of vital back story or any, dare I risk the cliche, cliffhangers. But a cliffhanger ending is what I got, and that's a major bummer when hoping for a quick-hit one-and-done novel. Now I'm off to the bookstore to get the next one.The good news is the back story is not essential. And the plot kept me curious enough. Most notable, however, by this point in the series the main characters are finely tuned and share unique but deeply interwoven relationships. A major score on likability, these characters will lure me back in desperation to uncover their fate. Ooh, I'm so mad at you Andy Mcdermott, there goes my summer. I must rate his character development among the best, rivaling masters such as Stephen King.With its treasure-hunt theme and tropical setting, "Empire of Gold" rates high as a summer adventure read, but if you're taking it to the beach, pack the other novels in the series and plenty of sunblock. You'll be absorbed.

  • Gopal
    2019-07-15 07:06

    Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase are back again in Book#7 by Andy McDermott. This time it is Venezuela & Peru which is their in their cross sites. The mysterious statues introduced in The Cult Of Osiris and The Sacred Vault is brought to the fore again.There is a 3rd statue and a mysterious organization called Group wants them all. But they need Nina Wilde's help to put together all the statues. Wilde and Chase are put on it's trail by Ankit Jindal the interpol head of cultural investigations who's working on the side for the Group. In their quest for the City of Gold - El Dorado, the come across the Incan site deep in Venezuelan forest which is being looted by a General in Venezuelan Army looking to depose the current regime; while collaborating with drug dealers and a mercenary psycho ex-SAS officer Stikes from Chase's past.The path from leads from Venezuela to Peruvian mountains, where the group finds the legendary city of Gold and the final bit of the statue only for Stikes to snatch it from them. Eddie's friend Mac gets murdered by Ankit while trying to protect the statues from being blown (that Mac was targetting Stikes was just a moot point according to Ankit).The book ends with Eddie being accused of Ankit's murder and being chased by the law enforcement authorities the world over and Nina being in two minds as to weather Eddie is guilty or not. Eddie's ex-wife Sophie Blackwood comes back from the dead and the Group forms an alliance with Stikes to get to the end objective which is a mystery continued in the next book.What irks me while reading is the constant bickering between the lead pair. While it is a part of every relationship, the problem is there is no counter balance to it and the fights between the pair come across quite often as scripted or staged.On to The Temple of Gods to resolve the mystery then!!!

  • Mike
    2019-07-14 10:12

    Andy McDermott continues his series of the adventures of Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase with what is possibly the most emotional book yet in the series. I wasn't expecting for this book to have a moment at the end where the characters had a fight that felt real, but it sure enough does. It's a big spoiler to say why it happens, or what the aftermath is, but it leaves a very big cliff hanger for the next book, even more so than the other at least two cliff hangers that had already been created.I am still definetly a fan of this series. I've seen several reviews that say that this series isn't good because of one thing or another, that it should be more about the archaeology or some other complaints. I do not feel that way at all. If it stuck to a strictly archaeology based plot the story would end after only a few encounters with bad guys and you wouldn't get nearly as much character development, or as high a body count. There is a very high body count in this book.For those that want to read about going to an Ancient City and disabling traps, there's a bit of that in here, but there's also a Revolution and a car chase across a road that is being dissolved because of a land slide, so it's not all Traps and Ancient Magic.I will say that I was a little disappointed that(HUGE SPOILER-ish) the "Ancient Power" that is hinted at on the cover isn't revealed yet. It's a bit annoying, but it's also part of the books third climactic action scene, so I can't really complain too much.It left me really ready for the next book, which is what a series is supposed to do.So: The short version:If you want to read a book about archaeology, go read something else. If you want to read a book where a scorpion is used as an interrogation tool this book is more your speed.

  • Paula
    2019-06-27 08:24

    3.5 stars. I thought partway through this that it was actually one of the better ones in the series and I was right. There was very slightly less mindless bickering between Eddie and Nina (I was nearly ready to throw in the towel and I definitely called Nina some names within the first few chapters), but fortunately the two weren't together too often during this episode.I did cry. I never expected I would with one of these, but I get a bit that way when a character gets crapped on too much. (Like the Little Princess). Anyway, some things have to be said that pre-readers might not want to know about.(view spoiler)[ Kit is evil. No matter how good he thinks his cause is, he is evil. He deserved what he got. Poor Eddie suffered so much in this one and then to cap it all off, his wife doesn't trust him. He has NEVER once betrayed her trust, and she still doesn't believe him. But he still has the guts to say he loves her. But before THAT...he loses two people that he really cares about AND SHE WALKS AWAY FROM HIM. I've never wanted to slap her so hard. And believe me, I want to slap her every time she speaks. This time I actually wanted her to DIE. As irritating as Eddie can be, he's a frickin' HERO and Nina is a stupid selfish cow. I guess the main reason I'm so furious is because from my own experience, I know a relationship sometimes just takes sheer bloody - mindedness to work. But both partners have to contribute and I don't think Nina pulls even half her weight.(hide spoiler)]So I gave this series a chance for Eddie and I will keep reading it for Eddie, but I couldn't care less about Nina at this stage.

  • Graeme Stokes
    2019-06-30 07:08

    Finished the latest book in the Eddie Chase and Nina Wilde series. Promised so much and yet felt the book was overly long with fillers. I have read all Andy's books and have loved them all so very much. Maybe for the next novel Eddie's father could get together with Nina, after all they would have so much in common (neither listen). I would have thought after all their adventures and years together that Nina would have understood Eddie and his actions. The ending was some what, how can I put it disappointing as Nina elected blindly to not believe Eddie at all. Yes I know this gave an unpredictability to the book and yet we could have done without this. Andy will this mean the next book will be about Eddie and Nina getting back together, seriously this does not satisfy as a premise for an action packed series next wait for the reading public. Look I will still await the next in the series with anticipation, however it will have to be something special without too much of Nina and her doubts of Chase. Better still let Nina form a relationship with Eddies father and Eddie can destroy them both, now that would be a fitting finally to the series. The series could then go out with a bang rather than the wimper that this book ended on. Wrote this review and came back to add this final piece, don't get me wrong I did enjoy the book and yet it promised so much more, the ending was too much close to home for me with the relationship break up that it may have clouded my judgement of the novel. Can't wait Andy for the next novel, whether you follow on or create another character.

  • Willa
    2019-06-25 12:03

    Deep in the jungles of South America, an incredible treasure has been hidden for centuries. Archaeologist Nina Wilde possesses the key to finding it - but in her way stand revolutionaries and drug lords, fighting for control over the riches of a lost empire!Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are back for their seventh blockbusting adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS. Their goal this time is the legendary last outpost of the Inca Empire - which could point the way to an even greater discovery, long thought to be just a myth: El Dorado, the city of gold. Corrupt soldiers, murderous rebels and ruthless mercenaries - led by a man with a personal grudge against Eddie - will stop at nothing to obtain the unimaginable fortune for themselves. But their greatest enemy may be someone they think is a friend...Another adventure for Nina and Eddie hold on to you hat : )

  • Mark Easter
    2019-07-05 06:04

    A RUMOR OF RICHES. A MAZE OF MURDER. AND THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS, SOUGHT-AFTER PRIZE.Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase possess extraordinary pieces of an ancient puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South America. Inside a storm of political and drug warfare, Nina is getting close to one of history's greatest secrets: the mythical golden city of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils another, Nina realizes that a legendary Incan leader made a deal with his Spanish captors--and hid forever the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of death traps and betrayals, including one that reaches into Eddie's past in Afghanistan, even into his own family in England. Behind a waterfall in Peru is an unfound wonder of the world. And to get there, Nina and Eddie may have to sacrifice everything: their friends, their love for one another, even their lives.From the Paperback edition.

  • Jess
    2019-07-01 06:06

    This was one of the better ones of the series. I enjoyed the differing events in this book and the tensions that will be explored in the next book. I especially enjoyed the last parts of the book and the convergence from the usual formula of the previous novels; actual twists - nice touch. I'm starting to find that the constant 'action action action' is getting quite redundant though. The purpose of action in a book is to drive events forward. When a book - such as this one - is basically all action the reader either feels compelled to keep reading the whole thing at once - unfeasible, it's really long - or pause every time the action stops. I found that I did degrees of both reading this; I'd read a lot in one sitting and then with a pause I'd stop and not feel compelled to even touch the book for days because there wasn't that need to keep going. Just a few thoughts. Overall, I found it enjoyable and much the same as the others.

  • Ежко Таралежко
    2019-07-18 06:25

    Дюд, ето това е приключенски трилър, деба - събрал всичко най-добро от Индиана Джоунс, Лара Крофт, Ънчартед игрите и квото се сетите - а е том СЕДМИ от поредица...просто няма как да не издиря предните и следващите....Елфът СТРОГО препоръчва!

  • Henri Moreaux
    2019-07-09 10:29

    Whilst this was better than Hunt for Atlantis, it was still disappointing. It's half a book really. You start off with the story set up to be about some fancy statues, the whole book is about tracing the missing statue in the set and then on the last page, the story isn't resolved and you're left with essentially a forward sell for the next book.In my mind a good series allows you to read a single book and enjoy it, yet read them all and benefit from a continuing set of plots & sub plots watching the characters grow. As a single book Empire of Gold is like turning off a movie half way through - a let down.Yeah, it fills in time, it's exciting in parts, it's got scenery & adventure. Yet it's also got filler, no ending and stupid characters who don't listen, pay attention or use logic.

  • Wendy
    2019-07-10 11:04

    I like to think of Andy McDermott as Clive Cussler but with more action, mayhem, and swearing. This time, Nina and Eddie are looking for El Dorado. They're also looking for a 3rd purple stone statue similar to ones found in previous books. They meet old friends and enemies. They get embroiled in the middle of a military coup in Venezuela. Drug kingpins and Maoist rebels are also in the mix. Whew! They sure get around. Annoyingly, the book ends in a sort of cliffhanger. I understand authors want to make money and get readers to pick up their next book. However, it's more satisfying when books have a proper ending. Now that I'm invested, though, on to the next book in the series.

  • Timothy Vogel
    2019-06-25 05:29

    Oops! I read this between Graham Brown books (Black Rain/Sun), and got my mind all fuzzed with different Mayan Doomsday prophecies. Did the same thing a few years ago by reading 3 different Atlantean myth stories in too small a timeline.Anyway ... sure, sure ... the story is great. But if you have been enjoying the main characters in these (8 so far?) books, this one is a fantastic read. I looooove where this book leaves off.My reviews for McDermott's Chase/Wilde books are going to pretty much the same: Alluded secret, hunt, people who want to use secret for something bad, fight, capture, hooray secret!

  • Andy Plonka
    2019-07-07 04:21

    A blockbuster thriller for sure. nonstop action in which one must accept the premise that the main protagonist is just one short step away from being superman. The number of difficult situations that he gets himself in and manages to escape with only minor (I assume they are minor since he;s up and running off to his next encounter quite quickly) injuries is amazing. The story is Eddie Chase and his archeologist wife are hot on the trail of discovering the location of El Dorado, the city of gold, but, of course, there are numerous villains that would like to thwart their efforts. Will probably turn up as a movie someday.

  • Mattias
    2019-06-22 10:13

    I have read all the books about Ninas and Eddies adventures throughout the world. I have enjoyed them all, some more and some less. Empire of gold is an enjoyable read with all the usual action, adventure and banter. Why change a winning formula? But the book could have used some editing (I am looking at you armoured car sequence in the middle) and the story isnt up to its usual standard. But the ending is very good and almost makes up for the books shortcomings. As usual if you didnt like McDermott before you wont like this either.