Sunday, 16 October 2011

THRILLER REVIEW: The Midas Code - Boyd Morrison

Release Date: 04/08/11


Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancient manuscript. Written in Greek, it initially seems indecipherable. But with the help of classics scholar Stacy Benedict, Locke comes to understand that this manuscript could provide the clues to the greatest riches known to mankind - the legendary treasure of King Midas. However, there are others who are also hot on the trail - and it rapidly becomes a race against time to crack a code that is both fiendishly difficult and potentially deadly...A sweeping, gripping read, The Midas Code blends fascinating incidents from myth and legend with a modern plot that will have you guessing to the very last page.


I love a thriller that takes you on a journey of discovery and blends old myths with a modern twist. That’s exactly what you get from this tale by Boyd although in all honesty it’s a title that doesn’t really require you to think your way through it, just to sit back and enjoy the ride which to be honest is something that I really want from time to time. Whilst he won’t threaten a number of the big boys at the top of the game, it’s a nice bit of escapism and when blended with a decent pace as well as minimalist descriptive prose it gives the reader what they want without going in too deep making this a nice bit of fun.

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