Friday, July 31, 2009

The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott

Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she knows how to find the lost civilisation of Atlantis. She wants to prove her theory. But the sinister Giovanni Qobras wants her dead! Accompanied by beautiful heiress Kari Frost and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, Nina begins a breakneck race around the world to find the clues that will lead to the legendary city, pursued at every step by the agents of the mysterious - and murderous - Brotherhood of Selasphoros. For Atlantis holds a secret hidden for over 11,000 years that in the wrong hands could destroy civilisation as we know it..(from the publisher).
I have always been somewhat intrigued by mythical legends, so I picked up this book to see what Andy would do with this legend. It doesn't seem to take itself too seriously, having a bit of fun along the way and a lot of action that pushes the boundaries of believability. A good pick for a bit of fun reading. But tell me, why do these types of books (and films for that matter) always have to destroy, whether deliberately by the baddies or not, what has stayed intact and hidden for thousands of years? Just to leave you guessing perhaps - is there, isn't there...
Rating - I give this 3.5/5 Not bad!
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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