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Atlantis Found

Clive Cussler

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Penguin Books

Published : 1999

Copyright : Clive Cussler 1999

ISBN-10 : PB 0-14-028796-5
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-14-028796-7

Publisher's Write-Up

An Antarctic whaler stumbles upon an aged wreck, its frozen crew guarding crates of bizarre antiquities - and a black skull carved from solid obsidian…

A team of experts gazes in awe at a wall covered in ancient inscriptions, moments before a dynamite blast seals them deep beneath the rocky ground of Colorado…A US research ship is attacked by an impossibility - a vessel from a war that ended over half a century ago…

Dirk Pitt, Director of Special Projects for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency, knows that the incidents are connected - but how? As his investigation deepens an astonishing truth becomes clear and a terrible danager revealed. From the impossibly distant past has come a warning. And from an enemy thought long defeated come a threat to the future of all mankind. Now the clock is ticking. And only one man stands in the way of global Armageddon.

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Review by Chrissi (300401) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
Well, Nigel informs me that in spite of all of my collection of (decrepit) Clive Cussler Novels, I have never reviewed one for Booklore. So, to amend this, I shall only review one, I would have too much reading to reread the entire series and review them all, although they are like old friends which I use to turn my brain off and allow it to coast for a couple of hours.

Atlantis Found is the new novel by Clive Cussler, documenting the adventures of his almost-superhero Dirk Pitt. Dirk Pitt is like the James Bond of the sea, he is indestructible, but gets a bit battered on his adventures, (in which he makes deadly enemies), but he always gets the woman and saves the day. Dirk's hobbies are fine foods and wines and the restoration of rare and fine cars. (The detail is incredible, I can only assume that these are the hobbies of the author, also.)

Anyway, to Atlantis Found. A chain of weird events in the Antartic point towards a global conspiracy, the consequences of which will be catastrophic. They centre around ancient artifacts found dotted throughout the world. When Dirk Pitt and Numa find one, they realise that they are holding a part of a puzzle but they are far behind their adversaries, and the race is on for the next. With Dirk, as usual, are Al and Rudy, friends almost to the end. With a cast of villains and strange inventions, the story is set.

I like Clive Cussler, Dirk Pitt is almost like an old friend, they are pure escapism. I am glad that after the dreadful mess made of Raise the Titanic as a film, that no more of his books have been committed to celluloid, as they would have been spoiled. I love the way that insurmountable odds are normal for them, and the way that they can go all around the world at the drop of a hat, unlike the rest of us who have to be in the same place day after day. Pure escapism has its benefits, I am sure you will agree.
Chrissi ( 30th April 2001)

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