Returning to fiction, Ben Mezrich’s novel Seven Wonders follows Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe – from China to Peru; Egypt to Brazil – as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. Jack and his team, complete with intrepid grad students and a brilliant genetic botanist, discover a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden.
Grounded in carefully researched historical fact, Seven Wonders marks the start of a multi-book series whose rights have already been sold to 20th Century Fox with Brett Ratner and James Packer producing on behalf of their company, RatPac Entertainment. In this edition, host Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks with Ben Mezrich about his new book, Seven Wonders.
“His heart was beating hard, and there was a familiar feeling moving up through his spine. It was the feeling he got when he was about to do something really stupid.” – Ben Mezrich, Seven Wonders
Bio: Ben Mezrich is the author of twelve books, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. His book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – debuted at #4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network, which won three Academy Awards including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well.