- Paperback: 372 pages
- Publisher: Xlibris Corp (October 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401021077
- ISBN-13: 978-1401021078
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,972,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Aymara Bridge Paperback – October 1, 2001
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The disk is processed through several decryption programs without success, but it is Diana Travest's knowledge of the ancient Peruvian language of Aymara that helps Matt Sousa find the Key of Keys (KoK). They need more information before announcing such a find -- if it is not a true antiquity, it will destroy their reputations as archaeologists. Translations of the small, encrypted file refer to "The Source." They must return to Peru to find it.
Meanwhile, the Sendero Luminoso, a revolutionary group, needs money for weapons. The group has internal conflict, and has not paid for their last shipment. They will, however, force their buyer (whose identity is no longer hidden from them) to front the money himself.
R J Fanler, a multi-millionaire entrepreneur is working on a way to process data. The technology that he wants to develop is as different as a computer is from a typewriter; an upgrade of that magnitude could drive old established companies to "catch up," or perhaps dry up. He also is fascinated by space and unexplained mysteries, and he will finance the dig.
These various forces are on separate paths, but they will clash over this discovery. Matt Sousa is a graduate student in Archaeology; he found the original disk. His colleague, the woman he loves, is kidnapped. Matt's secret weapons are his Special Forces training; RJ Fanler, the entrepreneur with the money; and a former SF associate. They will try to rescue Professor Diana Travest and the antiquity called "The Source."
Roger Pressman is well known in the world of technology. Author of "Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach," which is required reading for software engineers, and six additional technology books. This is his first venture into fiction, and The Aymara Bridge is a strong combination of a plot and character driven novel, with the additions of international intrigue, high finances, ideologies, and guerilla tactics. I could not put it down.
All of the elements that make a great movie are in place in The Aymara Bridge. I could see Ben Affleck as Matt Sousa; Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman or Cameron Diaz as his colleague and lover Diana Travest, and Brad Pitt as RJ Fanler, the entrepreneur technologist.
The Aymara Bridge is a five star read.