The Dakota Cipher

The Dakota Cipher

An Ethan Gage Adventure

Book - 2010
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"The Dakota Cipher is a supple, elegant thriller that carries the reader triumphantly from one exciting climax to the next."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

Ethan Gage is a fearless adventurer who has crossed paths (and, sometimes, swords) with the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin--and whose unabashed derring do puts even Indiana Jones to shame. Now Gage is back for a third time in William Dietrich's The Dakota Cipher, an ingenious page-turner that carries our hero to the American wilderness in search of an almost unthinkably powerful ancient artifact. No stranger to thrilling action himself, New York Times bestseller James Rollins, author of Black Order, The Last Oracle, and Altar of Eden, is a dedicated fan of Dietrich's Ethan Gage novels, and proclaims that, "The Dakota Cipher should be read by anyone who loves adventure at its grandest."

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2010.
ISBN: 9780061568084
Branch Call Number: FIC DIE
Characteristics: 352 pages. ; 20 cm.


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Jun 13, 2015

Fabulous tale of swashbuckling adventure capped with believable earthy characters.

Mar 16, 2013

The Dakota Cipher --- by William Dietrich. Dietrich is one of the best authors writing adventure novels with suspense and action set in the past. One place in time he favours is the start of the nineteenth century. That affords him the opportunity to introduce Napoleon into some of novels. In the Dakota Cipher we are introduced to Thomas Jefferson and a Washington that contains more than a handful of inhabitants. Dietrich bases his novels loosely on historic al fact and so he does here. Pierre Radisson who will become famous in his own rite plays a pivotal role; Lewis and Clark, not yet even introduced to one another briefly, before they undertake their voyage of exploration across the North American continent also grace the novel. Ethan Gage, perennial hero of the Dietrich novels charged b y the president of a young republic to reconnoiter the French lands west of the Mississippi. In his travels across the continent, Gage encounters fierce Indians; treacherous English; coureur du bois; and as usual there is, as always, a love, or perhaps lust interest. Another one of Dietrich’s novels that can’t be put down.


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