After a university committee rejects Dr. Nina Wilde's
proposal for a research project to find the long-lost
Atlantis, she finds another benefactor in Norwegian
philanthropist Kristian Frost. But Nina is in danger before
she even meets him in person from associates of Gianni
Qobras, a man determined that any secrets of Atlantis
should remain hidden.
Undeterred, Kristian Frost funds the project that sends
Nina, bodyguard Eddie Chase and Frost's daughter, Kari, on
a world-wide adventure that takes them from places as
widespread as Iran and Brazil. But wherever they go, danger
follows closely, and just staying alive requires all their
skills, let alone finding and interpreting secrets of a
long-lost people. From the falling ceiling in a temple to a
gunfight on a train to being trapped underwater with no
communication, the three face dangerous situation after
dangerous situation. Even when they think they're a few
steps ahead, Qobras and his men appear out of nowhere. Is
someone tipping them off?
Andy McDermott has written a terrific
action/adventure story in THE HUNT FOR ATLANTIS, the first
in his series of novels first published in Great Britain.
Reminiscent of Clive Cussler, the actions starts
almost on the first page and doesn't stop until the end.
For those who don't like violence in books, or who don't
wish to lose count on the number of bodies, I recommend
steering clear of this one. For readers who thrive on
excitement and nail-biting adventure, McDermott's tale is
akin to the best amusement park thrill ride. Granted, one
must suspend disbelief and go with the flow in a few
situations, such as when a motorcycle is ridden out of a
flying plane. We get to know the characters enough to care
about them, and McDermott's dialogue is realistic and
witty. He includes elements of mystery and romance in this
action-packed tale, and the plot has enough twists and
turns and life-threatening moments to keep the any reader
up late into the night. I can't wait to read the next
installment in his series.
Following in the tradition of Clive Cussler and Matthew
Reilly, Andy McDermott takes us a roller-coaster ride in
search of the legendary Atlantis.
Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the
location of the lost city of Atlantis and now she wants the
opportunity to prove her theory. Someone else though wants
her dead! With the help of ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase and
beautiful heiress Kari Frost, Nina faces a breakneck race
against time around the world, pursued at every step by
agents of the mysterious -- and murderous -- Brotherhood of
From the jungles of Brazil to the mountains of Tibet, from
the streets of Manhattan to the depths of the Atlantic
Ocean, the hunt for Atlantis leads to a secret hidden for
11,000 years -- which in the wrong hands could destroy
civilization as we know it...