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William Dietrich is back with another fast-paced new adventure—one
that brings together Norse mythology, the American wilderness, and a
swashbuckling explorer in an irresistible page-turner.
Ethan Gage just wants to enjoy the fruits of victory after helping Napoleon win
the Battle of Marengo and end an undeclared naval war with the United
But a foolish tryst with Bonaparte's married sister
and the improbable schemes of a grizzled Norwegian named Magnus
Bloodhammer soon send Ethan on a new treasure hunt on America's
frontier that will have him dodging scheming aristocrats and hostile
In 1801 newly elected president Thomas Jefferson,
taking office in the burgeoning capital of Washington, D.C., convinces
Ethan and Magnus to go on a scouting expedition—one that precedes that
of Lewis and Clark—to investigate reports of woolly mammoths and
The pair have their own motive, however,
which they neglect to share with the president: a search for the
mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, allegedly brought by fugitive
Norsemen to the center of North America 150 years before Columbus. Can
the hammer control thunder and lightning? Is there a core of truth to
Ethan's journey takes him across the Great Lakes to
country no white man has seen, but not before he becomes entangled with
a British temptress, a comely captive, a French voyageur, and a
landscape as breathtaking as it is perilous.
runes will lead him to his most fantastic discovery yet—and to wonder,
danger, mystery, and sorrow that will test every ounce of witand skill
Gage can muster. The Dakota Cipher is another exciting
adventure by a writer who has quickly become one of America's most
beloved and inventive thriller masterminds.