William Race is a teacher of the New York University and a linguist. Without prior notice, he’s been asked, by the colonel Frank Nash, to translate a manuscript written in latin in the year 1535 by a spanish monk. In this manuscript are written the whereabouts of an incan idol, carved on a very rare material not found on Earth which can be used as a nuclear weapon, this idol is hidden in Peru’s jungle and not only the U.S. Army is looking for it, the U.S. Navy, two terrorist organizations and some german soldiers and agents are also looking for it.
Race accepts to translate the manuscript and along with a group of U.S. Army’s soldiers, led by colonel Frank Nash, and some civilians, he must locate the incan idol. Race and the team will have to fight for their lives in multiple occasions and they’ll have to make difficult decisions.
This novel is full of spectacular moments and action in every page. A lot of people die in this book, some characters appear only one second and in the next second they die. I’m not saying that this is bad, this is only a fact that I noticed.
I liked very much this book, despite of the facts that some moments are excessively spectacular and that sometimes Race is very lucky. There were even moments when Race surpassed the soldiers. At the end, he’s a great hero with excellent reflexes.
On the other hand, the story of Alberto Santiago and prince Renco is very interesting, this story is the one written in the manuscript. I liked the apparition of the “rapas” the deadly feline gods who are part of the main characters of the novel.
I enjoyed reading Temple and it caught my attention with all its spectacular moments. This is an amusing book.