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The Codex (Codex, Bk 01)
The Codex - Codex, Bk 01
Author: Douglas Preston
"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing -- along with his entire collection -- from his mansion in New Mex...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780765346292
ISBN-10: 076534629X
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 416
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3.8 stars, based on 273 ratings
Publisher: Forge Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Codex (Codex, Bk 01) on + 3 more book reviews
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"Greetings from the dead" declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated near a half a billion dollars' worth of art, gems and artifacts before vanishing...along with his entire collection ...from his mansion in New Mexico.
As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. The race is on. If they wish to claim their inheritance they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb.....but they aren't the only ones after it!


A friend at work gave me this book, and I thought it sounded "okay", then i started reading it and couldn't put it down. If you love action, this is the book for you. Great characters, the brother's don't get along at first, a love interest for one of the brothers, wonderful description of the location (don't want to give it away!) an evil bad guy. This book's got it all. I ended up having 5 other people read it in the office and we all agree it would make a GREAT movie!
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A very exciting book. An archaeological thriller. Reminds one of Indiana Jones movies.
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Fantastic read with unexpected twists and very well-written characters.
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Never finished it. Too Implausible even for a day dreamer like me.
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Excellent book. One of my favorite authors.
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"The Codex" is a pretty typical jungle/treasure adventure. However, Doug Preston throws in enough twists and suprises to make it a good read.
Three brothers embark on independent journeys to recover their recently departed father's hidden treasure. Disasters and treachery result in the brothers working together to find the treasure before the bad guys.
The story twists and turns through betrayals,double crosses,love affairs,battles and suprises leaveing the brothers with a fourth heretofore unknown member of the family, a fiance and a medical treasure beyond imagination.
I am a big fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child both individually and as a team. This is a solid handling of the story. Few authors could make this well-used storyline interesting enough to keep me reading till the end. The second half of the book gets more and more interesting and ends on a positive.
The chracters are well developed and the backstory is pretty cool. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys adventure, and especially to anyone who likes Preston and Child.
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I really enjoyed this one! A great adventure taking a group of brothers to the Honduran jungle in search of their legacy that their father has hidden away in his tomb in an ancient Mayan temple. Of course there is a very wicked bad guy to deal with who is also after the loot. And among the treasure is an ancient Mayan codex that could contain cures or remedies for many of today's illnesses. Great adventure Indiana Jones style! I have several Preston/Child books on my bookshelf that I haven't read yet - I need to get to them soon!
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I was excite about the premise of this story but found it not to be a well written story. The actual Mayan Codex this book is titled after seems to have been an after thought when mentioned most of the time. I have been spoiled by better writers. Take it on vacation or to the beach but don't let it delay you from reading other books. And the monkey is safe as long as its in the Tom's pocket because its not ever in the violent events Tom is in.

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