Normally Steve Berry dazzles readers with a brief history lesson in all of his works of fiction, but in The Emperor’s Tomb, Steve Berry’s take on hard line issues concerning oil and the tense relations between the US and China leave this story long and drawn out.
Berry revives the characters of Cotton Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt as they are pitted between warring factions within the Chinese Government in a harrowing adventure involving not only the Russians, but the CIA. In a battle against time and a secret that could unravel relations between the industrialized nations in a race for oil and world dominance, leaves you wishing that the story would be faster paced instead of long and wanting.
The Emperor’s Tomb is a resale shops perfect book. Recommend picking up at a used book store, rummage sale or borrow from a friend. Would not waste the $9.99 to purchase new.