(Tyler Locke Book 2)
An ancient puzzle. A ruthless mastermind. The curse of a legendary treasure.
Tyler Locke's routine commute on a Washington State ferry is interrupted by a chilling anonymous call claiming that his father has been kidnapped and that a truck bomb is set to detonate on board in twenty minutes. When Tyler reaches the bomb on the boat's car deck, he's stunned to find classical languages expert Stacy Benedict waiting for him. She's received the same threat and her sister has also been taken. In order to disarm the bomb, they must work together to solve an engineering puzzlea puzzle written in ancient Greek. Preventing the explosion is only the first step. They soon learn the entire setup is a test created by a ruthless criminal who forces them to go on a seemingly impossible mission: uncover the legendary lost riches of King Midas.
Tyler and Stacy have just five days to track down the gold. Armed with an ancient manuscript penned by brilliant Greek inventor Archimedes, they begin a quest to unravel a 2,000-year-old mystery whose answer is hidden within the workings of a cryptic artifact: the Antikythera mechanism, a device designed by Archimedes himself.
To save their loved ones and prevent their captors from recovering a treasure that will finance unspeakable devastation, Tyler and Stacy head to Italy, Germany, Greece, and finally the streets of New York City in a race against the clock to find the truth behind the story of King Midas.
Foreign rights sold in 9 countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, China, Japan, and Thailand
"[An] excellent third thriller... Compelling action... [An] electrifying blend of history, myth, and science."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Morrison has created another nail-biting excursion into the realm of greed, technology, myth and the mind of a killer. The Vault is a solid-gold thrill ride that will keep readers riveted."
Pat Cooper, RT Book Reviews
"Boyd Morrison hits his stride and delivers another smart, sassy tale fraught with action. The coiling plot crackles with tension and imagination from the first to the last page. It's a heart-thumping ride, firing on all cylinders. One not to be missed."
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
"When it comes to thrillers, Boyd Morrison has the Midas touch. The Vault is as good as gold!"
Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author
"Fast-paced fun! The Vault ricochets the reader down a roller coaster ride of gun-blazing action, fascinating historical references, and a nail-biting battle of wits between international supercriminals and a unlikely trio of friends who must solve the puzzle and find the treasure in order to save their families. Move over Dan Brown, and give Boyd Morrison a try."
Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
"The Vault is a blast—a hyperkinetic blend of action, history and science. Boyd Morrison has created a charismatic hero in Tyler Locke. Catch up to the Locke series now, because Morrison has built this one to last!"
Dana Haynes, bestselling author of ICE COLD KILL