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 Andy McDermott, New author I'm trying
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Posted: Jan 12 2012, 02:02 AM


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I was perusing Barnes and Noble about two months ago and came across The Hunt for Atlantis by this guy. I read the description on the back and seemed pretty decent but I put it back down and went on. I kept looking and couldn't really find anything that interested me. Ended up going back and bought the book. Got home and put it aside and finally started reading it on Sunday or Monday night. I have to say it's pretty good.

Just wondering if anybody has ready any of his stuff?

So far it seems it's a combonation of Indiana Jones and Dirk Pitt. He has a main character - Nina Wilds - who is an archaeologist that is hired by a huge corporation to find the lost city of Atlantis, which happens to be her life's work and her parents life's work. Around her is a former SAS but current bodyguard hired by the corporation to protect her. Also, the guy who owns the corporation has a daughter who joins them in the hunt.

I'm over halfway through the book and it's the first in a series of books. It has it's flaws and not quite up to Cussler's standard but still pretty good.
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Posted: Apr 19 2012, 03:03 AM


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Thought I would follow up by saying I'm about halfway through the third book by this guy with Nina Wildes as the main character. I have to say this is a good series to read while waiting on a Cussler book to come out. Still not up to Cussler's standards but still very enjoyable.

In the second book she found the Tomb of Hercules and in this book she just found King Arthur's burial place with Excalibur beside him. Unfortunately at this point of the book the bad guys have Excalibur so hopefully she can get it back. wink.gif
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Sean Ellis
Posted: Apr 20 2012, 03:44 AM


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I read and enjoyed Andy's first book (Hunt for Atlantis) but kind of faltered on the second (Tomb of Hercules). Part of it was that life just got crazy, but part of it was that I found the bickering between Eddie and Nina insufferable. But, I do plan to give it another try one of these days.
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Posted: Apr 22 2012, 06:17 PM


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I can totally see where you're coming from Sean and pretty much agree. I'm not the biggest fan of Nina and Chase's character dynamics but overall the stories are pretty good. The third book - The Secret of Excalibur - has a better interaction with Nina and Chase but still not that good. Where Cussler was able to convince you that Dirk and Loren were a couple McDermott does struggle to pull this off with Nina and Chase.

I still say McDermott isn't on the same level as Cussler (or any of the other current co-writers) but it's still a good enough read between Cussler books. But if someone doesn't like what he's doing I can see / understand why.
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