Free eBook The Medici Dagger download

by Cameron West

Free eBook The Medici Dagger download ISBN: 1416501614
Author: Cameron West
Publisher: Pocket Star (September 1, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure
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Cameron West generates the roller-coaster thrills of the great classic adventure stories - with the adrenaline .

Cameron West generates the roller-coaster thrills of the great classic adventure stories - with the adrenaline rush of walking on a knife's edge between excitement and terror. From the brilliant Tuscan landscape to the lush California coast, The Medici Dagger sweeps readers into an intriguing intellectual puzzle that delivers shattering suspense and fiery romance with the velocity of a 9mm bullet. Cameron West generates the roller-coaster thrills of the great classic adventure stories - with the adrenaline rush of walking on a knife's edge between excitement and terror.

Placing the dagger point-up in a vise, the man hefted a sledge and struck the blade’s tip with full force. The hammer’s iron mallet split like a ripe melon.

Maybe now nobody’ll ever find the Medici Dagger. My eyes glanced across the room, past the rows of art books that lined my bookshelves, to the dents in the recently laid carpet where a heavy Morris chair had been

Maybe now nobody’ll ever find the Medici Dagger. My eyes glanced across the room, past the rows of art books that lined my bookshelves, to the dents in the recently laid carpet where a heavy Morris chair had been. I tried not to look at the empty space, but free will had all but eluded me since Emily left three weeks earlier, taking her chair with her.

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by. West, Cameron, 1955-; Slattery, Seamus. Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Medici, House of, Americans, Stunt performers, Arms transfers, Daggers. New York : Pocket Books.

Now the race to find it begins

Now the race to find it begins. Hurtling across the Atlantic, a plane goes down - taking with it a page from the journals of Leonardo da Vinci. In Georgetown, the home of museum curator Rollo Barnett burns to the ground. Only his young son, Reb, escapes alive

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WALK THE KNIFE'S EDGE BETWEEN EXCITEMENT AND TERROR.... THE MEDICI DAGGER Hollywood stuntman Reb Barnett lives on the edge to avoid the nightmares of his past -- until an anonymous phone call pulls him from his world of cinematic illusion and sends him to Italy on a desperate quest where danger and violence are chillingly real. Reb seeks Leonard da Vinci's Circles of Truth, a coded fifteenth century map that will lead him to the Medici Dagger,an ingenious but lethal invention -- a weapon so light and indestructible it's worth a fortune to arms manufacturers. To Reb, the dagger is his only link to his father's suspicious death years ago. But breaking the code means matching wits with Leonardo. And staying alive means evading the killer who haunts Reb's dreams. Cameron West's pulse-pounding debut novel is fueled with intellectual twists and the roller-coaster thrills of the great classic adventure stories.
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Mayno
I am a lover of adventure stories and this one is delivered with style and heart! Carefully delineated characters, a plot that just keeps building and it's a stay-up-all-night-reading book. There is nothing I disliked about the book and hope that West comes out with many more of this genre. Strength, mystery and the determination of the characters won my heart. Gael Steele
Kiutondyl
I loved this book. It held my interest throughout the book. I love it so much that I recommend it to friends and even buy it as a gift. It is similar to Dan Brown's religious books like Angels and Demons, etc. Great story!
Zugar
An excellent read...would have made a better movie than DaVinci Code. It's well written, exciting and fun to read.The Medici Dagger
Nilasida
Here is a book that was clearly written with the express purpose of creating a story for the big screen. With its simplified characters and speedy progression, the novel is little more than an action film fleshed out in paper and ink. There are movie-esque chase scenes, Hollywood-styled implausibities, and even a hero who works in the film industry. The reader practically "watches" the story unfold before his or her unbelieving eyes. Without a doubt, the author and the publisher are hoping to sell the manuscript to a studio. In his acknowledgements West even writes that Tom Cruise makes the perfect Reb, who just happens to be the novel's protagonist.

Even with all of that I really can't see a studio pouring its precious resources into a story as mediocre as this one. Oh sure, the plotline sounds promising but don't get your hopes up. There is hardly any da Vinci here at all, and the author doesn't even bother with the intracies of knife-welding in Renaissance Italy. Suffice it to say that he gives us just enough history to whet our appetites and then he ruins it all with chase scene after chase scene. Furthermore, there are all these plot twists that don't really stand up to scrutiny and are just downright goofy.

On the other hand, you won't waste a great deal of time in the reading. The book is mercifully short, and the writing is well-paced and easy to digest. It makes for a good read, but not a great one. Perfect for a cross-country plane flight, a sleepless night, or a quiet day at work.
Ventelone
Yes, folks, it's another Da Vinci Code wanabe. Although Mr. West delivers a fast paced, entertaining novel, he does not deliver a novel that is as thought provoking as it could have been. It's clear that this novel was written to be just a few stage directions away from being an action packed box office draw.

The concept is interesting, that Da Vinci produced a dagger out of metal that is so advanced that he feels that he must hide it in case it is used for evil purposes. And Reb (our hero) seems to be the chosen one to rediscover it and . . . . and what kind of falls away, since obviously the real purpose of this book is the action. And of course, we have a great supporting cast of the beautiful woman that needs to be saved, the crusty curmudgeon, and the ever present Viet Name vet. The book is certainly not that well researched. Many of the details of Leonardo's time and life could be found in just a few hours of research in the library or on the web.

Also, we're led to believe that this is supposed to be a real accomplishment to decipher the writing and figure out the secret. I'm not very good at brain teasers or riddles, but I figured out over half of the clues before the hero did.

Where the book does seem to shine is in the stunt screens. This book as a movie is a real stunt man's dream. They'll get to slide under buses on busy streets, have fight scenes on the edge of cliffs, and get to sling around lots and lots of nifty firearms in the process. Much of the book is truly written for a visual interpretation. And who can resist all the beautiful location shots in Venice, Rome and the coast of California.

If this does make it to the silver screen with a decent cast, it could very well be a case where the movie may be better than the book.

My star ratings:

One star - couldn't finish the book

Two stars - read the book, but did a lot of skipping or scanning. Wouldn't add the book to my permanent collection or search out other books by the author

Three stars - enjoyable read. Wouldn't add the book to my permanent collection. Would judge other books by the author individually.

Four stars - Liked the book. Would keep the book or would look for others by the same author.

Five stars - One of my all time favorites. Will get a copy in hardback to keep and will actively search out others by the same author.
Urtte
Like Indiana Jones in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark, hero Reb Barnett effortlessly moves through this action-packed adventure with wit, sarcasm, skill and luck. The Medici Dagger is a fast, light, yet predictable read.
Five Hundred years ago Leonardo da Vinci crafted an indestructible and super-light alloy and used it to create the Medici Dagger. According to legend, bad guys with such a weapon could do unspeakable things. However, the only way to actually find the dagger is to read Leonardo's long-lost journals and solve the encrypted message within the Circle of Truth. It is up to our hero Reb, who's day job is a daredevil Hollywood stuntman, to find journals in order to locate the Dagger and thus keep it away from the baddies and save the world from destruction. Reb is the perfect guy for the job. His father was a Leonardo scholar and also the curator of the National Gallery of Art, so Reb has been well schooled in the Great Man from an early age. But, tragically, Reb's parents both died in a mysterious house fire leaving the soon-to-be-orphaned boy to jump from the family home in a foreshadowing of his stunt-man career.
This is Cameron West's first fiction. He's the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple. West has quite a skilled literary agent - The Medici Dagger has been sold to Paramount for a movie slated to star Tom Cruise.
If a fast-paced mixture of stunts, comedy, hunts for 500-year-old artifacts, international locales, unbelievable set-ups and bad guys with black hats to make certain you know who they are appeals to you, The Medici Dagger may be just the thing for a few hours of adventurous escape.
David Meerman Scott