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➡ [Epub] ➛ The Map Thief By Heather Terrell ➫ –

Beijing, China,It Is A Momentous Time For The Ming Dynasty Honoring The Completion Of The Forbidden City, A Fleet Of Unprecedented Size Sets Sail Under Admiral Zheng He Zheng S Mission Is To Chart The Globe, Trading For Riches And Bringing Glory To China S Emperor Among The Crew Is The Talented Cartographer And Navigator Ma Zhi, Whose Work Will Lead To The First True Map Of The World But Whose Accomplishment Will Vanish When The Fleet Returns To A Very Different China Than The One It LeftLisbon, Portugal,At The Height Of Portugal S Maritime Domination During The Age Of Discovery, The Legendary Explorer Vasco Da Gama Embarks On A Quest To Find A Sea Route To India On Board Is Navigator Antonio Coehlo, Who Guards Portugal S Most Secret Treasure A Map That Already Shows The WayNew York, Present Day Mara Coyne S New Client Has Left Her Uneasy Republican Kingmaker Richard Tobias Has Hired Her, He Says, Because Of Her Skill In Recovering Stolen Art And Advocating For The Rightful Owners, But Mara Senses That He Is Not Telling Her Everything Tobias Reveals That A Centuries Old Map Was Stolen From An Archaeological Dig He Is Sponsoring In China, And He Wants Her To Get It Back But As Mara Begins Her Investigation, She Uncovers The Shocking Truth The Map Is Valuable Than Anyone Has Ever Imagined, And Her Client S Motives Are Sinister Than She SuspectedWeaving Rich Historical Detail And Astounding Fact Into A Fast Paced Suspense Fiction Ride, The Map Thief Is An Incredible Entr E To The Murky Underworld Of Stolen Artifacts And The Thieves And Traders Who Broker Them From Hong Kong To The Italian Countryside, From Lisbon To The Remote Reaches Of Communist China, And Literally Around The World On The Ships Of Fifteenth Century Explorers, Heather Terrell Takes Readers On A Globe Trotting Adventure Of Epic Proportions From The Hardcover Edition

10 thoughts on “The Map Thief

  1. says:

    This is an interesting novel, blending historical settings with a modern day thriller This is a well researched novel, but often it seems the author is trying too hard to show off the research, providing details that don t directly or indirectly impact the plot or character development Its a very short novel and could have perhaps done with twists and drama Perhaps the author is overly protective of her main character because there never really comes a point where I felt anxious for her, or felt that her life was at risk, somehow managing to pass through the criminal underworld with only a bruised ego.What this story does offer is an insight into one of the Western worlds dirty secrets, cultural theft and a denial of Eastern influence in the foundations of western development.

  2. says:

    The mystery in the hunt for the map kept me reading it, but in the end just ok Couldn t get into the characters and the adventure side of it was anti climatic Interesting idea behind the book though that the Chinese discovered the world before the Europeans.

  3. says:

    Retomar os h bitos de leitura roubados pelos exames nacionais com este livro foi uma boa op o Apesar de n o ser brilhante, de n o ter um daqueles enredos ou tipo de escrita que nunca mais saem da tua cabe a, foi uma leitura agrad vel e que apreciei Um bom livro, f cil de ler, ideal para relaxar.

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I like Heather s writing and she really appears to do a lot of research for her books I always enjoy a story that is loosely based on historical fact It makes it so much interesting to me I also enjoyed her first book, The Chrysalis, and was looking forward to her second I was not disappointed She also gets extra points for living in Pittsburgh I only had one tiny complaint while reading I was really wanting there to be something between Mara and Ben Not because I m big on romance oh, lordy, No I just feel like it s time for Mara to have a little bit of fun in her personal life She works too much Perhaps the ending of this book is going to set the tone for this Maybe I m wishful thinking like the author and that s where she s heading I hope so All work and no play will make Mara well, you know.

  5. says:

    The beginning was a little confusing, but once I got to the middle pages 119 on , I could not put it down A little too easy to figure out but interesting The side stories needed some development They just didn t seem rounded enough, especially the one about De Gama Zhi was well developed Though, I felt like I needed to read another book before this one It was okay I wouldn t read it again, but intriguing premise.

  6. says:

    Quick and enjoyable mystery I liked the characters even though they didn t really have any growth or development But then, this story was about the search for the map then it was about great character development.

  7. says:

    Mara Coyne begins a case to find a map thief which takes her on a rollercoaster journey to China and Portugal but who can she trust This book has all the makings of a great story there s flashbacks to both China and Lisbon in the 1400s to expand the tale, there s secret riddles, love interests and globe trotting However, it s all just left feeling a little flat I didn t realise and there is no reference to it on the book s page that this is actually the second book in the series of Mara Coyne The previous book The Chrysalis is referenced heavily in the first half of the book which confused me at first I thought it might just be hidden exposition that I would find out about as I kept reading I m not too sure if Mara is better rounded and introduced in that story but in this one she is very two dimensional and not particulary relatable The love interest angle is predictable and boring I actually much preferred the flashback character of mapmaker Ma Zhi and found his story and character a lot padded out and interesting, and the setting of China in that time was very well researched The Portugese flashback character also didn t seem very well rounded or well written and didn t really add much to the story I found myself skimming those flashbacks.Overall it s an ok tale but it seems to try too hard to throw all of the elements of an archaeological thriller together and the plot gets a bit muddled at times with a dull lead character I would recommend perhaps reading the other one first so you understand the references although I wont be giving it a go after this one I m afraid.

  8. says:

    Heather Terrel is an excellent storyteller and historian In this intriguing novel she interweaves and connects three different time periods and characters that all mesh together quite seamlessly An early 15th century Chinese navigator Cartographer, A mid 15th century Portuguese explorer cartographer and a contemporary lawyer who deals in international theft and retrieval of precious artifacts I enjoyed all aspects of this well written novel Recommended for those who enjoy interpretive history, action and the challenge of continuous switching back from one story line to the other.

  9. says:

    Basically the book took me by surprise I didn t have the idea that this book would give me that ultimate book feeling you just want to read and not stop Although easily written, I had to skip quite some words as I just didn t understand them In my opinion the plot is spread out over the entire book and not as one might expect only a build up and then the completion of the puzzle in the end I m looking forward to the other books of Heather Terrell.

  10. says:

    She plays a lot with historical facts, but I enjoyed this idea about China discovering the world and the three storylines woven together.