The Vault

The Vault National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this heart thumping ride

National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, heart thumping ride not to be missed Steve Berry.Tyler Locke s routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call his father has been kidnapped, and a tNational bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, heart thumping ride not to be missed Steve Berry.Tyler Locke s routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call his father has been kidnapped, and a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes When Tyler reaches the bomb on the boat s car deck, he s stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him She s received the same threat, and her sister has also been taken.In order to disarm the bomb, Tyler and Stacy must work together to solve an engineering puzzle a puzzle written in ancient Greek But preventing the explosion is only the first step they soon learn the entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal who forces them to go on a seemingly impossible mission uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas.Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a two thousand year old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact the Antikythera Mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devast

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  1. Boyd Morrison is an author, actor, engineer, and Jeopardy champion He started his career working on NASA s space station project at Johnson Space Center, where he got the opportunity to fly on the Vomit Comet, the same plane used to train astronauts for zero gravity After earning a PhD in engineering from Virginia Tech, he used his training to develop eleven US patents at Thomson RCA Boyd then managed a video game testing group in Microsoft s Xbox division before becoming a full time writer For non fiction thrills, he enjoys white water rafting, skiing, scuba diving, and bungee jumping Boyd is also a professional actor, appearing in films, commercials, and stage plays In 2003 he fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a Jeopardy champion He currently lives in Seattle with his wife.

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  1. Tyler Locke and TV personality Stacy Benedict are thrown together as bad guy Jordan Orr kidnaps Tyler s father and Stacy s sister Together, they have to use Tyler s engineering expertise and Stacy s classics language skills to decipher some tools of Archimedes to find the burial tomb of King Midas Gold galore Jordan is racing against a childhood friend, now a Neapolitan crime boss to find the gold Orr has a second agenda, to take vengeance for his father s termination by a Wall Street firm, by d [...]

  2. Mr Morrison weaves a splendid tale mixing Archimedes and King Midas with terrorism to create a fantastic read This is probably the fifth time I ve read this book, but I m not sure didn t have the counter on the review section when I started so I m starting over again Look, if you liked Matthew Reilly s 5 Greatest Warriors series, you ll love Tyler Locke.

  3. Boyd Morrison is now on that very short list of historical, intelligent thriller writers that include Steve Berry and James Rollins who are must reads for fans of this genre Dan Brown may have opened the door but writers like Morrison have kicked the door in THE VAULT literally features three different vault moments that are sprinkled throughout the story line In the prologue, the large storage vault at an auction house is robbed by an evil, criminal with a dark agenda The items stolen include a [...]

  4. Uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas Armed with an ancient manuscript, and with just five days to thwart a plot for unspeakable devastation, Tyler Locke and Stacy Benedict sweep from Italy, Germany, and Greece to the streets of New York City in a blistering race to unravel a 2,000 year old puzzle that has eluded mankind The blurb says it all.This story in the series was hard for me to get into It had some engineering mechanics and terms that had me lost in several places That along wi [...]

  5. Basic story in the Da vinci code vein but, unfortunately, that s where the comparison ends If I was guessing I would think that it was written specifically to be made into a film as the is little content and it just goes from scene to scene.No real depth or character development, no interplay between the characters and just generally unbelievable even for a book For instance, one character just carries on with a broken rib I know it s a story and that characters in films seem to be able to climb [...]

  6. Does it ever happen to you where, after finishing a lightning paced mystery thriller, you sit there for a few minutes thinking oh wow, while waiting for the last of the adrenaline rush to dissipate Yes Then you ll understand exactly what an awesome read this is If your answer happens to be no , you should definitely pick up a copy of The Midas Code to experience this thrill But the Midas Touch It was ridiculous Everyone knew it was a myth about the corrupting power of greed King Midas was given [...]

  7. THE VAULT walks that fine line between plausibility and drama barely At one point in the story, the hero, Tyler Locke, declares I m highly skilled at being lucky It s a spectacular understatement Author Boyd Morrison is able to carry this thriller off in part because he throws so much at the reader in the very first chapter Jordan Orr and confederates evade the sophisticated security system of a major auction house and make off with a mysterious ancient medieval codex replicating a lost manuscri [...]

  8. Review from FreshFictionMany believe that the myths and stories we grow up hearing are based on fact in some form or fashion Some of those stories seem so outlandish that a level minded person could not possibly believe they are based on actual events Tyler Locke is an educated, level minded person but he find himself in a life or death situation that depends on him finding King Midas tome and the source of Midas touch Locke and TV personality Stacy Benedict have been blackmailed into finding a [...]

  9. I am a fan of Morrison s work for its historical intrigue and his looking at ancient issues from a modern perspective That said, his far fetched nature can make reading such a tale sci fi than thriller If it s not Noah s Ark, it s Midas secret golden stash.In this, we start with a bomb on a Seattle ferry and the race to diffuse it enter the hero, stage right A few kidnappings that become key to the plot leave two main characters forced into helping one another to find the secrets that King Mida [...]

  10. Very entertaining and superbly researched thriller Reading an exciting novel is greatlearning about ancient history at the same time is even better

  11. I recently mentioned that American thrillers about past mysteries being investigated in modern timed, such as this book, are written to a pattern The template appears to be two buddies who have served in some elite force here The Rangers , one tends to be the brains the other although not stupid , the brawn Inevitably there is a female love interest, but she mustn t be a bimbo There must be a baddie or baddies They must have a lot of muscle, most of whom meet a stiicky end at the hands of our he [...]

  12. A quick and easy read, but the characters have no depth whatsoever They re all perfect looking and best in their field and everything they do touch turns into gold I couldn t connect with them at all and didn t care if they would survive or die by the end of the book Very much like Dan Brown novels, good if you d like an easy read that won t take up too much of your time or too much of thinking.

  13. Another Great Read Locke SeriesGreat story, I found the book hard to put down from start to finish I hope you will have the same experience I had with this book

  14. This book grabs you early on and is hard to put down I enjoy the characters and the action that seems never ending It is obviously fiction but that is the fun part.

  15. I recently borrowed Boyd Morrison s Tyler Locke novels from the library and having loved The Noah s Ark Quest as much as I did, I couldn t wait to get started with book two, The Midas Code I read this book in just over a day, picking it up at pretty much every available second I had and then thinking about in those that I didn t have It was a thrilling read from start to finish.I say this all the time but I was gripped from very early on There s no messing about with Boyd Morrison, he just gets [...]

  16. Legends tell the story of a legendary king whose touch turned things to gold The touch became so famous as did the King that even today a person who profits from any undertaking is said to have the touch King Midas s Touch.It is very sad that stories such as that of King Midas s have been left unsaid as and writers today focus on contemporary terrorism and combat novels rather than indulge in the lore s of old Terror sells these days literally.Tyler Locke engineering genius who likes nothing b [...]

  17. The Vault by Boyd Morrison is the second book in the Tyler Locke series and it doesn t disappoint at all The Vault continues the fast paced action and memorable characters that The Ark A Novel introduced us to We even get to meet some new characters The General, anyone and go on a new adventure with Locke and Grant Westfield Who s ready to find King Midas and his golden touch Although Locke doesn t go looking for trouble, it seems to find him on a regular basis lately He is told that there is a [...]

  18. SUMMARY Someone has kidnapped Tyler Locke s father, but the ransom isn t money which Tyler, a self made tech wizard, has plenty of Instead of writing a check, Tyler is forced to help the kidnapper solve a two thousand year old puzzle left behind by the ancient Greek engineering genius Archimedes With the help of Stacy Benedict, an expert on archeology and ancient Greece whose sister has also been taken, Tyler has five days to find the most valuable treasure of all time the gold touch of King Mid [...]

  19. The story of King Midas is a Greek Legend warning on the folly of greed where everything the king touches turns to gold including is daughter But at the heart of every story is a grain of truth What if King Midas was real and there really was a Midas Touch that could turn other things into gold How much would it be worth And importantly how far would some people go in order to secure it Jordan Orr is in a race against time to secure this ancient and valuable artifact but he is missing two impor [...]

  20. After absolutely loving The Ark last summer and being thoroughly enthralled this summer by The Vault, it is starting to feel like future summers won t be complete without an edge of your seat, science infused thrill ride with Dr Tyler Locke and his loveable counterpart, Grant Westfield.Archimedes is arguably one of the most genius inventors who has ever lived King Midas was possibly a real man who is the center of the myth that everything he touched turned to gold Anti terrorism organizations ar [...]

  21. This is a straightforward thriller with no pretensions to being realistic In this story, King Midas really did have a golden touch and even now he is dead his body can turn things to gold The body is hidden in a tomb in the tunnels under Naples and villainous Jordan Orr has only a few days to find it before his rival, super sexy but evil Gia Cavano, gets there first Orr blackmails Tyler Locke and Stacy Benedict by kidnapping relatives of theirs and threatening to kill them if Tyler and Stacy don [...]

  22. The Vault by Boyd Morrison, published by Touchstone.Category Mystery ThrillerArchimedes is arguably the greatest ancient mathematician, architect, and engineer He may best be known for his discovery of buoyancy and running through the streets naked yelling Eureka The Vault uses the Archimedes Codex, the Antikythera Mechanism, and Stomachion to unravel a mystery that lies in the underground tunnels of Naples.The mystery is the tomb of King Midas that contains untold wealth in gold and the secret [...]

  23. Let s be clear Three stars means I liked The Vault It had an intriguing but ridiculous premise, a tight plot with non stop action, realistic situations and settings, and solid writing It was very enjoyable and not easy to put down That should have gotten it four stars, but I had to knock off a few points.First, a half point off because I never connected with the characters, especially Tyler Locke, the hero Perhaps because he s immediately thrown into this race against time, I never felt like I g [...]

  24. A crazy car chase on the Autobon, a well planned theft from an exclusive art gallery, a museum, private jets, expensive cars, a lost treasure worth millons, terrorists, kidnapping, bomb threats all this and can be found between the pages of Boyd Morrison s newest book Tyler and Stacey are forced to help Orr a manipulative villain Orr is trying to track down the mysterious treasure tomb of King Midas and of course the golden touch What thief villain or mob boss wouldn t want to get their hands o [...]

  25. National Treasure DaVinci Code The Vault If you love action adventure novels those 2 movies, then you need to check out this book I liked the premise of The Vault the search for the mythical Midas Touch I appreciated the scientific explanation that the author put on the legend in explaining how Midas could touch things and turn them to gold This was a page turn and a quick read.I gave this book 3 stars because for me, it didn t live up to Boyd s first two books, The Ark and The Catalyst, both of [...]

  26. Once again Tyler Locke finds himself on another adventure He finds himself working along side Stacy, who runs a television show They go on a hunt to find the Midas Touch, for a man named Jordan Orr who is holding their family members hostage After they travil to different parts of Europe and escaping death from the hands of Gia Cavano, they finally discover the chamber where Midas is buried with his daughter that he turned to gold after she fell ill and died Tyler, Stacy and Grant almost doesn t [...]

  27. Centering around Archimedes and the story of King Midas, The Vault, is everything a fast paced thriller should be Tyler Locke and Stacy Bennett are blackmailed into helping Jordan Orr find the treasure of King Midas Along for the ride is Tyler s friend Grant Westfield The only clues they have is an ancient codex written in Greek and a geolabe a fictional version of the Antikythera Mechanism which is on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens The geolabe is a sort of like an astro [...]

  28. Well, it won t win a Pulitzer, but it was a fun read The author, Boyd Morrison, has a penchant for writing thrillers with wildly improbable or outrageous themes e.g the discovery of Noah s Ark, super tidal waves or in this case the search for the secrets of King Midas tomb I generally don t mind outlandish plot ideas after all, isn t this kind of book supposed to be escapism , but this one didn t quite win me over I was looking to be caught up in the intensity of the chase will the main characte [...]

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