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Power and Force
Reviewed in Australia on 17 January 2016
Reilly has a very in your face style when it comes to violence, so a reader should be prepared. Professor William Race [medieval linguistic lecturer] 'the hero', is like Indiana Jones in this book - there were too many close calls. Sure, it's exciting the first few dozen times, but eventually it becomes unbelievable. In fiction you expected some crazy absurdities when it comes to what the characters can do; rope swinging, narrowly missing sword slashes, crazy animal wrestling, and the like but this was over the top most of the time and it really did become so absurd.
A simple Spanish monk, who lived through the conquest of the Incas civilization 1565 by Spaniards, survives hell to retire to the Pyrenees Mountains to write his memoirs. This ancient transcript is crucial to the finding the 'IDOL' [heart & soul of the Incas] made of a unique rock which is infinitely more powerful than anything on earth. So everyone wants a piece of it!!!
Enemies from various departments; Nazi, US Army, US Navy, The Texan (doomsday cult), even the Native Incas have a part in it to save the idol.
A frantic journey through jungles, mountains and rivers commences once this script reveals a location. The latest and greatest high-tech weapons and aerial equipment certainly challenged my knowledge and I worked in defence. Not to mention the hideous animals that adds still more to the grotesque happenings. Lots of blood and gore with a hint of fun rolled into the plot. Try to read to the end 'the hero' has the most amazing escape.