Deep in the jungles of Peru, the race of the century is underway.A race to locate a legendary Incan idol - an idol carved out of a strange kind of stone.A stone which in the late 20th century could be used as the basis for a terrifying new weapon. The US Army wants it - at any cost - but they are not alone......The only clue to the idol's final resting place lies in a 400-year-old manuscript. Enter Professor William Race, a brilliant young linguist, who is unwittingly recruited to translate the manuscript and lead the Army team to the idol. And so begins the mission that will lead Race and his companions to a mysterious stone temple hidden in the foothills of the Andes. A temple seething with menace and danger.But it is only when the temple is opened that Race and his team discover that they have broken a golden rule: Some doors are meant to remain unopened.From the author of Ice Station comes a sensational new adventure that will literally leave you gasping for air. AUTHORBIO: MATT REILLY was born in 1974 and studied law at the University of New South Wales.At 26, he has written three novels, several screenplays, and has had several magazine articles published.In 1999, he sold the film rights to his first novel, the action-packed sci-fi extravaganza, Contest.He lives in Sydney, Australia.Reilly, Matthew is the author of 'Temple' with ISBN 9780312266592 and ISBN 0312266596.