|Print List Price:||$14.99|
Save $12.00 (80%)
Burial Ground: A Novel Kindle Edition
|Length: 414 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This one starts with Hunter Gearhardt running for his life. Gearhardt and his team were in the jungles of Peru at the site of a lost city.
Gearhardt found what his Father had sent him to find. Problem was he found something else as well. More like they found him.
Gearhardt almost makes it to the river. Almost. He's stabbed in the back, falls off a cliff and into the river. His body floats down to the nearest city.
Enter Wes Merritt. Merritt is a deserter from the US military. He's ex Spec-Ops.
His last mission turned into murder.
He and his Spec Ops brothers were tasked with hitting a site containing jihadists and weapons. They hit the site only to discover refugees. No jihadists and no weapons. All were killed.
Merritt just couldn't take it. He deserted and landed in Peru with loads of baggage.
Merritt is a pilot. He has a float plane and flies scientists, tourists and anyone else into the interior of Peru.
Merritt finds Gerhardts body. Gernardt has a back pack and Merritt opens it. Inside he finds gold. Not just any gold. A gold crown thats part of Peru's history. He turns the backpack into the American consulate.
So begins one helluva story.
This one is loaded with people seeking revenge, looking for gold and one group looking to murder and steal.
We also have an archeologist, an expert on birds, ex military bodyguards and something absolutely nobody expected.
One great read. Five stars all the way.
BURIAL GROUND is an okay read and good value for the money. First, the positives. The plot is interesting and I found myself engaged in the events as they unwound. The story involves a man's quest to uncover the reasons behind his son's mysterious death in South America and involves a long-lost ancient Incan-like village and society, and heretofore undiscovered nasty creatures. The story primarily centers on a group of explorers searching the forest to solve the mystery of the son's death. It was a very interesting setting (not quite Indiana Jones as stated by another reviewer -- the vaguest resemblence at best) and a reasonably laid out plot. The author colors the setting reasonably well and you find yourself wanting to find out what happens.
The negatives: the story does tend to meander and the characters are somewhat one-dimensional. I found myself slipping past many passages, thinking "GET TO THE FLIPPING POINT ALREADY!". A lot of mindless description that unnecessarily slows the pace. Some may enjoy this, I did not. The characters -- you have your typical hottie newscaster/documentary gal, the lone quite pilot with a past he wants to forget, the crack military studs, a corrupt U.S. Embassy official, and some mercenary types. Token love interest that really doesn't come through at all, but I didn't mind that -- the story works well enough without "mad love in the jungle".
All in all, it was a worthwhile book, espcially for the price.
Now, the contradictions...
I found myself swept up in this book, for all of the reasons listed above, at least at first. However, it took me much longer than normal to finish this one, primarily because of the pacing. What at first began with little cliff hangers of suspense at the end of each character's "chapter" after awhile grew frustrating as I wanted the book to move quicker into the meat of the story. I think there could have been a lot more explored here than the straight-forward "there and back again" plot line, especially with the length of the novel.
Despite the pace and very linear plot, I did find this an enjoyable read and it's certainly one I would recommend. McBride writes with authority and certainly whisks you into the jungles to travel along with his characters, even if the pace of that journey is a little slower than you might like.
So with that out of the way, Burial Ground is a very good read, and for $1 its a steal. Its the kind of book you take on a long plane ride, because you can read it end to end in one sitting. Its not deep literature and was never intended to be, but good characterisations, believable and interesting science, and great bad guys.