To Ancient Civilization it was a God Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William Race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse... To Modern Man it's a Weapon Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb-a virtual planet killer. In the wrong hands it could mean the end of mankind. And whoever possesses the idol, possesses the unfathomable-and cataclysmic-power of the gods... To Uncover it is to Unleash it Now, in the foothills of the Andes, Race's team has arrived-but they're not alone. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival. Because some treasures are meant to stay buried...and forces are ready to kill to keep it that way...Reilly, Matthew is the author of 'Temple ', published 2002 under ISBN 9780312981266 and ISBN 0312981260.