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The Seven Ancient Wonders

(2005)
(Seven Deadly Wonders)
(The first book in the Jack West Jr. series)
A novel by

 
 
Matthew Reilly, the New York Times bestselling author and "pedal-to-the-metal action novelist" (Publishers Weekly), is back in high gear on the greatest treasure hunt of all time -- a headlong race to find the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

In ancient times, a Golden Capstone was placed atop the Great Pyramid at Giza during a rare solar event called the Tartarus Rotation. Once every 4,500 years, a superhot sunspot -- the Tartarus Sunspot -- aligned itself with Earth and caused immense worldwide flooding and sun-scorching. It is said that when the Capstone sat atop the Great Pyramid, no such flooding or solar damage occurred. And, according to legend, whosoever places the Capstone on the pyramid at the next Tartarus Rotation will gain absolute power over Earth for the next 1,000 years.

In 2006, the Tartarus Rotation will come again, but the Capstone is nowhere to be found.



With the fate of global dominance hanging in the balance, nearly every world power sends forth its troops to locate the Capstone. Among them are the United States, the European Union, Israel, ruthless terrorists, and one other unusual force: a coalition of seven smaller nations that have decided that the Capstone is too powerful for any one country to hold.



So they band together against all odds and send an eight-man team to take on all the great forces in the chase. Led by an Australian super-soldier named Jack West Jr., the team includes a Canadian professor, two crack Irish commandos (one of whom is female), a Spanish paratrooper, a Jamaican soldier, an Arab commando, and a daredevil New Zealand pilot. And with them always is a little girl named Lily, the ten-year-old daughter of the Oracle of Siwa -- one of only two people in the world who can decode an ancient text that leads to the Capstone.

This stalwart group embarks on a global journey filled with booby-trapped mines, stupendous ancient wonders, gigantic evil forces, and adventure beyond imagination.

From the Colossus of Rhodes to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, from the Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Great Pyramid itself, fasten your seatbelts and hang on as the author of Ice Station and Scarecrow takes you on the adventure of your life!

Genre: Thriller
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4395-5251-7 / 978-1-4395-5251-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-7862-8400-5 / 978-0-7862-8400-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4050-4095-5 / 978-1-4050-4095-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders: A Novel
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-7432-7053-3 / 978-0-7432-7053-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders
Author(s): Matthew REILLY
ISBN: 1-4050-3692-3 / 978-1-4050-3692-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Seven Ancient Wonders: A Jack West Jr Novel 1
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-74261-173-7 / 978-1-74261-173-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Pan Australia
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December 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-330-52558-1 / 978-0-330-52558-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-330-42324-X / 978-0-330-42324-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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December 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders: A Novel (Jack West, Jr.)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4165-0506-7 / 978-1-4165-0506-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-330-42657-5 / 978-0-330-42657-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Rowland - Charles Dickens
ISBN: 1-4165-3232-3 / 978-1-4165-3232-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aurum Press
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders (p/b)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-330-51943-3 / 978-0-330-51943-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr. Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-5384-5962-0 / 978-1-5384-5962-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders: Jack West Junior, Book 1
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2007 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders: Jack West Jr Book 1 (MP3)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-74201-117-9 / 978-1-74201-117-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2006 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders: 1
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-74163-589-6 / 978-1-74163-589-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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January 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 1-4050-8970-9 / 978-1-4050-8970-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr.)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-7927-3875-6 / 978-0-7927-3875-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr.)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-7927-3958-2 / 978-0-7927-3958-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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January 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: 7 Deadly Wonders
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
ISBN: 0-7927-3874-8 / 978-0-7927-3874-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2007 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Seven Ancient Wonders: A Jack West Jr Novel 1 (Jack West Junior)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seven Deadly Wonders: A Novel (Jack West, Jr. Book 1)
Author(s): Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA