by David Gibbins (Headline) ISBN: 9780755353996
All the ingredients are there: the archaeologist, Jack, with the strong jaw line, a deadly virus that will kill millions, exotic locations, scuba diving for treasures in caves at the bottom of the sea while volcanoes are erupting, all this enlivened with historical details about Atlantis and the Second World War.
The novel is fast paced and full of action, spread out over the course of three days.
A Nazi bunker in a German forest holds a horrific secret, and a hidden treasure has disappeared. Jack, and his partner, Costas, have found a clue in the underwater caves of the lost island Atlantis.
Action, adventure and discovery: a guy’s book. In the background to the novel, Gibbins explains the research behind the story. I have learned a lot of interesting facts. However, only towards the end of the book, a woman is introduced to whom I could relate. Before that, no women feature, except the reference to Jack’s daughter. When I look at the reviews, men like it, women don’t.
Gibbins is a marine archaeologist. He is an authority on shipwrecks and submerged ruins in the Mediterranean Sea. This is his sixth book.
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