"Seven Wonders" (Running Press), by Ben Mezrich
Ben Mezrich, known for his non-fiction best-sellers "The Accidental Billionaires" and "Bringing Down the House," returns to fiction with "Seven Wonders," an adventure that reads like a contemporary Indiana Jones tale.
Jack Grady has a successful career as a field anthropologist, and his brother, Jeremy, is a successful mathematician. When Jeremy uncovers a vast secret that appears to link the ancient seven wonders of the world with the modern seven wonders, he's murdered for his discovery. Jack vows revenge, and soon learns he's become a target.
Jeremy was stabbed with an ancient spear, leading Jack to believe the research that his brother uncovered was accurate. Now it becomes a race to uncover the truth and a connection behind the seven wonders of the ancient past and the present.
Mezrich has a gift for writing intriguing stories and intricate characters with a cinematic flair. As the narrative of "Seven Wonders" travels the globe and examines each of the modern seven wonders, the history of each is unveiled while the author maintains a tight action-adventure story.