"Excellent archeological, sea-going adventure suspense and fascinating look at the Atlantis legend."
Reviewed by Morgan Chilson
Posted September 20, 2006
Thriller Arcane | Suspense Arcane
Jack Howard may be onto the find of his career -- the fabled
Atlantis. But in the high-stakes world of archeology and
treasure hunting, he has to move quickly and carefully. The
first move is assembling a crack team and one member is Dr.
Katya Svetlanova, one of the world's leading experts on
As the group puts together the pieces of the age-old
puzzle, it becomes clear that they're being monitored. As
they prepare to dive and find an unlikely and completely
unexpected problem blocking the site, their adversaries
move in to make sure that any treasure makes it into their
While he's pretty concerned about keeping the evidence of
Atlantis safe, Jack has gotten caught up in a disaster that
could have global repercussions. Can he and Katya and the
rest of their elite team solve the Atlantis mystery and
save the world?
This archeological, sea-going adventure was likened on the
cover to THE DA VINCI CODE and Clive Cussler's work.
I'd say a definite yes, as I am an avid reader of both. I
would caution you that the author, who is a real-life
underwater archeologist and expert doesn't stint on
details -- be prepared for a history lesson that leaves you
determined, in the end, to do a little exploring of your
own to find out what was true and what was enhanced for the
sake of fiction. (That part definitely is reminiscent of Da
Vinci!) I would say that the romantic interest seems to be
tossed in to appease an editor -- not written with much
feeling or believability. But ATLANTIS is an excellent book
in the adventure genre; a fascinating look at the Atlantis
legend and some good adventure writing. A definite
recommend for this debut author. I hope to see more.
Learn more about Atlantis
From an extraordinary discovery in a remote desert oasis to
a desperate race against time in the ocean depths, a team
of adventurers is about to find the truth behind the most
baffling legend in history. The hunt is on for...
Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys
to an ancient puzzle. With a crack team of scientific
experts and ex-Special Forces commandos, he is heading for
what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find
of all time - the site of fabled Atlantis - while a
ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to
But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in
the murky depths. Not only a shocking truth about a lost
world, but an explosive secret that could have devastating
consequences today. Jack is determined to stop the legacy
of Atlantis from falling into the wrong hands, whatever the
cost. But first he must do battle to prevent a global
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