Sandstorm eBook ´ Mass Market Paperback

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington her friend Safia al Maaz the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator and their guide the international adventurer Omaha Dunn into a world they never dreamed existed a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert But others are being drawn there as well some with dark and sinister purposes And the many perils of a death defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey's end an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia or destroy everything humankind has built over countless millennia

10 thoughts on “Sandstorm

  1. says:

    Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city But by the time it did I didn't care any All I saw was a swirly world of sand glass and static electricity populated by cardboard characters The good ones would probably survive and the bad ones wouldn't and so what What happened in between was pedestrian and predictable thriller fare with too many guns and action and not enough thrillAnti matter? Bucky balls? Parthenogenesis? Underground cities? It all adds up to too much to suspend disbelief More like 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls' than 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' if you want an Indiana Jones comparison and Rollins apparently does naming one character 'Omaha' and having another repeatedly calling him 'Indiana'The characters never really clicked for me although the settings were pretty vivid The plot started unraveling for me when the big puzzle turned into a simple map to a city that wasn't lost but sealed If you intentionally hide a city why do you leave a map to it? And if you do why do you make it a puzzle? In the end there was absolutely no point for anyone to go there anyway Which is pretty much how I felt