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by Matthew Reilly

  • Author: Matthew Reilly
  • ISBN: 0736660372
  • ISBN13: 978-0736660372
  • ePub: 1392 kb | FB2: 1509 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Publisher: Books on Tape; Unabridged edition (January 2001)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 737
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Temple ePub download

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St. NOTE: If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. First published in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited.

Temple is the third novel by Matthew Reilly, and his second stand-alone story. The book is unique for having a split plot; much follows the story of William Race, a professor of linguistics at New York University while the rest follows the story of Alberto Santiago, a Spanish monk who lived around 500 years before the modern events of the story

Matthew John Reilly (born 2 July 1974) is an Australian action thriller writer. Reilly was born on 2 July 1974 in Sydney, the second son of Ray (an employee at the Department of Corrective Services) and Denise, a mathematics teacher.

Matthew John Reilly (born 2 July 1974) is an Australian action thriller writer. He grew up with his brother Stephen in Willoughby, an affluent suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Temple is a thriller novel written by Australian author Matthew Reilly and first published in 1999. Like Reilly's other books, Temple's major attractions are the fast pace and the complexity of the action scenes. At the time of publication, Reilly hinted at the possibility of a sequel starring the same protagonist, Professor William Race, but the release of such a book has never been officially confirmed.

Temple ~ Matthew Reilly. William Race, a mild-mannered professor, is impressed into the .  . army on a bizarre mission: to retrieve a centuries-old Incan idol revered by a Peruvian Indian tribe. Like the others, the army wants the relic because it is made out of thyrium-261, a rare material, found only in meteorites, that can be used to create a fearsome weapon of mass destruction. The idol, a carved snarling jaguar head, is hidden in a stone temple and guarded by a pack of fearsome rapas, huge cats. that can tear the best-trained warrior limb from limb.

I decided to try Matthew Reilly because he was recommended based on the fact that I read books by James Rollins. In the beginning, the book seemed intriguing and entertaining. Unfortunately, this did not last.

A blockbuster thriller from bestselling author Matthew Reilly. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival and forces ar. Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the . Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb-a virtual planet killer. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival and forces are ready to kill to keep it that wa.

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So begins the mission that will lead Race and his companions to a mysterious temple hidden in the foothills of the Andes

So begins the mission that will lead Race and his companions to a mysterious temple hidden in the foothills of the Andes. There they find a carefully contrived sanctuary seething with menace and unexpected dangers. But it is not until the silence of the temple is breached that Race and his team discover they have broken a golden rule. Some doors are meant to remain unopened. Books by Matthew Reilly.

Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru  . Truth is, this was never hard for me, since I picked up Ice Station as a teen, but I can understand how many readers who want a serious, plausible thriller may be appalled by Reilly's over-the-top writing. There are plenty of books that are better suited to those people, and they are welcome to them, but for anybody who loves to be entertained and amazed by a story that's a little unbelievable but at the same time incredibly fun, pick up Temple.

Dancing Lion
This book is one of the best novels I've ever read and I've read a lot. I think this is the best of what he has written. The reason I only gave it a three star rating is because of the amount of punctuation errors in the book. I've never read a book with this many errors. The biggest error is the number of missing periods, at least three dozen. Then there is the lack of un-capitalized proper first names (will instead of Will), incomplete quotation markings, and misspellings. These errors are not unique to this book alone. With the use of spell and grammar checkers, which are still fallible, I've seen quite an increase in bad punctuation and grammar in all sorts of books, thus dropping their quality. If Mr. Reilly would implement these corrections, the Temple would be a perfect, exciting read.
Vikus
Matthew Reilly is a great writer and I have enjoyed his adventure novels very much but not this one. It was an OK read but just too unrealistic as Professor Race escapes certain death so many times because of amazing and fortuitous circumstances which are unbelievable in the extreme. Professor race escapes death in a nuclear explosion and then again when falling from the sky in a M4 Abrams tank which was pushed out of a plane, whilst at the same time disarming a "supernova" earth killer bomb prior to the tank crashing into the ground.... and he survives. All in all, requires a major suspension of belief and just go with the flow. Mr. Reilly's novels are so good, guess this was a fluke. By the way,there were so many spelling errors, not sure if it was just the kindle edition or the proof reading of the manuscript was "amateur hour"
Anarawield
I don't mind a little suspension of disbelief. Heck, I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code *knowing* full-well that it was 100% pure un-cut refined BS. But the poor writing in Temple kept getting deeper and harder to ignore.

Most of this could have been solved by having a competent editor read the manuscript, and and giving the author an old set of encyclopedias.

Things kept happening "in a nanosecond" -- very little can happen in a nanosecond (light travels about 1 foot in a ns). The Pleiades it not a binary star, it's a star cluster of about 1,000 stars. Please do not invent new elements without a grade school knowledge of chemistry or physics. An EMP is not a portable radio jamming device, it's an effect caused by high-altitude nuclear detonations.

As far as editing, I haven't seen so many exclamation marks since I read MAD magazine. Plus, the editor should have pointed out some of the more obvious plot holes. Such as a character that had a non-working arm (bullet) and two bullets in his thigh running, jumping, piloting aircraft, crawling, swimming without problems.

Is there action? Yes.

Exotic locations? Yes.

Outrageous coincidences? Plenty.

Just don't think too much while you're reading it.
Perius
I decided to try Matthew Reilly because he was recommended based on the fact that I read books by James Rollins. In the beginning, the book seemed intriguing and entertaining. Unfortunately, this did not last. While I am willing to suspended some belief this book asked for far too much suspension. As the book progressed, the main character, who was a professor no less, seemed to get out of situations that were so over the top it was like watching Indian Jones saving himself from an atomic blast by hiding in a refrigerator. Eventually, this book culminated into a final battle that was so over the top when it was over I just rolled my eyes and realized I had wasted a lot of time reading a book that even teenagers would find hard to believe.
Honestly, I cannot believe that Reilly could have written this book with a straight face. After this book, I am not inclined to read another by him.
Xmatarryto
This was a fast-paced action thriller that combined elements of archeology, Inca history, and hi tech military hardware. William Race, an NYU linguistics professor, is approached by the US Army to go on an archeological expedition in search of an ancient Incan artifact. The artifact is rumored to have the "power of the gods" and is a threat to national security. The modern day Indiana Jones embarks on a journey with many twists and turns as rival groups also try to recover the artifact. The story is quite entertaining, but at some points the reader must suspend belief as Professor Race escapes untouched from one fatal situation after another. All in all I really enjoyed this book and even learned something about Inca history. Move over Lara Croft, there's a new Tomb Raider in the Temple.
Jwalextell
This book and author was recommended to me by a friend, but I can't see myself reading any more Matthew Reilly - and my friend owes me a drink for the time I wasted reading this occasionally entertaining, utterly unbelievable and ultimately unsatisfying book. Its amateurish tone can be exemplified by the awkward point-of-view changes and excessive exclamation marks & italics.

With any work of fiction there's a certain amount of disbelief the reader suspends in order to go along with the tale, but the author demands way too much of it in this clunker. Even mundane details are made into something utterly incredible. The best example of this is that despite all of the amazingly swashbuckling Indiana-Jones-wanna-be adventures the lead character undertakes - he never loses his stupid cap! It's not like it's a magic hat or anything - it was just unnecessary and it all fatigued my incredulity.

In this scientific archaeological criminal historical apocalyptic thrilling romance adventure, one of the most unbelievable things of all is... that I finished it. The things you do for friends.
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