Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Talking Stone by WR. Park


Jonathan Greylock, college professor, bestselling author, and well-known archeologist undertakes a quest that nearly costs him his life. His adventure begins when the new, beautiful university librarian, Phineas St. Clair, stops him in the parking lot and hands him a letter from an official of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo instructing Jack to pick up a package at the post office. Much to their surprise, inside is a carved clay object, referred to as a talking stone. It is the first of five talking stones, the remaining four yet to be discovered.

Their dangerous hunt for The Talking Stones takes them to Jordan’s mysterious Petra, to ancient tunnels in Malta, to recently uncovered ruins in Israel and to Peru’s most mysterious and perilous cave.

The combined message of the talking stones takes Jack and Finn to the underwater location where the great Ramses II statue once stood before it was moved to avoid being consumed by Lake Nasser.

Stunned beyond belief at their discovery, Jack and Finn are forced to make a monumental decision that seals the fate of Egypt’s greatest treasure.

Jack’s words about their future together please Finn—but his private thoughts create an enigma without end.

“I have been a fan of WR.PARK’s work for years and ‘The Talking Stones’ is his best work to date. Full of archaeological mysteries, cutthroat adventures, and a plot as twisted as a Gordian Knot. Here is a story to be savored deep into the night. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

- New York Times bestselling author James Rollins