Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone
is the ninth of 12 Indiana Jones
novels published by Bantam Books
. Max McCoy
, the author of this book, also wrote three of the other Indiana Jones books for Bantam. Published on April 1, 1995, it is preceded by Indiana Jones and the White Witch
and followed by Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs
Indiana Jones hunts down an English alchemist
, a Renaissance scholar and a stolen manuscript containing the great alchemical secrets of immortality
base metals to gold.
The book was published only in paperback by Bantam Books
of New York
in April 1995.
The search for wealth and immortality has sent men mad. Now Indiana Jones is called to London to recover an ancient alchemist's manuscript that is supposed to contain the formula both for creating gold from lead
and also granting eternal life
. Certain that a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar are involved in the theft; Indy, along with the alchemist's beautiful sister, travels to Rome
, and straight into the hands of Mussolini
The scholar Sarducci (who appears mad) has stolen the Voynich Manuscript
. However the manuscript is also a map, leading readers into the desert and the most ancient and magnificent crypt in the world, where Indiana Jones will either witness an astounding miracle of alchemy, or become the tomb's next inhabitant.
- Indiana Jones – the adventurous Archaeologist,......