Luca Matthews

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

The Cloud Maker Summary

To Luca Matthews the dangers of the high mountain peaks are the air upon which he thrives. In the ruthless pursuit of his goals, he would sacrifice anything - even another climber's life. His friends and family know and fear it. So when he sights a virgin peak in the Himalayas that exists on no map, no one is surprised when he becomes obsessed with being the first to scale it.

Together with his climbing partner, Bill Taylor, they set off into a region of Tibet highly restricted by the Chinese. But a freak accident puts one of their team in mortal danger and it is left to a local Tibetan girl to lead them to Geltang, a monastery that has been hidden from the outside world since the Chinese Cultural Revolution, when most of the monasteries were pillaged and burned.

Soon, as the Chinese secret police get wind of them, Luca and Bill find themselves embroiled in an age-old struggle, not for their lives but to protect the precious secret that Geltang hides and the legacy of Tibet itself.

©2009 Patrick Woodhead (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Cloud Maker

    • By: Patrick Woodhead
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    To Luca Matthews the dangers of the high mountain peaks are the air upon which he thrives. In the ruthless pursuit of his goals he would sacrifice anything - even another climber's life. His friends and family know and fear it. So when he sights a virgin peak in the Himalayas that exists on no map, no one is surprised when he becomes obsessed with being the first to scale it. Together with his climbing partner, Bill Taylor, they set off into a region of Tibet highly restricted by the Chinese.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Cloud Maker

    • By F on 02-08-10

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Secret Chamber

    • By: Patrick Woodhead
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When a brilliant young English doctor vanishes into the impenetrable forests of the northern Congo, intelligence chief Jack Milton sends a message to his godson, Luca Matthews, in the Himalayas, asking him to go to Africa and find Joshua. Reluctantly, Luca obeys; but he is no longer the man he once was. Meanwhile in Africa, brilliant pilot Beatrice (Bear) Makuru, also wants to brave the northern wilderness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adventure Romp

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-12

    Regular price: £17.39