The Codex (eBook, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Codex

The Codex

Author: Douglas Preston; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Tom Doherty Associates, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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 Mexico. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Preston; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9781429914451 1429914459
OCLC Number: 964422825
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Preston, Douglas.

Abstract:

"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 Mexico. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: 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. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb. The race is on, but the three brothers are not the only ones competing for the treasure. This secret is so astounding it cannot be kept quiet for long. With half a billion dollars at stake, as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt--and some of them will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods. The bestselling coauthor of such page-turning thrillers as Relic.
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