Dakota Cipher: An Ethan Gage Adventure

Dakota Cipher: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich
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We meet up with our hero Ethan Gage in Napoleon's France‚ where he maneuvers a romantic liason with the Emperor's nymphomaniac married sister‚ narrowly escapes a plot on his life amidst a celebratory fireworks display‚ and encounters a grizzled Norwegian named Magus Bloodhammer. Magus shows Ethan an ancient map he has discovered. The map indicates that a mysterious artifact known as Thor's Hammer was last known to be in a medieval Norse settlement in North America. The hammer is said to control the weather and lightning by unknown principals.

Wishing to escape his would-be assassins‚ Ethan agrees to join Magnus in his quest. The two journey to America‚ meeting with the newly elected President Jefferson in a nascent D.C. of bogs and stumps. In a nod to future endeavors (Lewis and Clark)‚ Jefferson funds their travels in exchange for a report on their findings‚ saying their request coincides with the sighting of blond-haired‚ blue-eyed Indians up along the Missouri. The two set off for Indian fur trapping country‚ where Gage will live as an Indian‚ face a hostile tribesman named Redjacket (so called for his British coat) as well as one Lady Aurora Somerset‚ a furiously bitter former love interest--all while questing after the magical Thor's Hammer. Incorporating real history with high adventure‚ Dietrich's newest tale is sure to delight readers of Napoleon's Pyramids and The Rosetta Key.
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2009

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