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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (14 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755345509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755345502
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 3.8 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy McDermott is the bestselling author of the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series of adventure thrillers, which have been sold in over 30 countries and 20 languages. His debut novel, The Hunt For Atlantis, was published in the UK in 2008; on its US publication the following year it became his first of several New York Times bestsellers. He is also the author of the explosive spy thriller The Persona Protocol, and the first in a planned series of short stories about celebrity sleuth Leviticus Gold.

His eleventh novel, the Wilde/Chase adventure Kingdom Of Darkness, goes on sale in August 2014, and he is currently working on the next book in the series.

Andy's novels have received critical acclaim for their epic globetrotting scope and non-stop thrills, described as "pulse-racing adventure" (Northern Echo) with action scenes that "explode off the page" (Daily Express), while Andy himself has been called "a new master of the genre" (Le Figaro) and "a writer of rare cinematic talent" (Daily Express).

A former journalist and movie critic, Andy was the editor of respected UK magazines like DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. He is now a full-time author. Born in Halifax, he now lives in Bournemouth.

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'Adventure stories don't get much more epic than this' (Mirror) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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In his third book the brilliant Andy McDermott sends Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase hurtling round the globe in search of the legendary sword Excalibur.


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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ben Peyton on 14 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
Andy's third book is another belter. It's more character driven than his previous two although there is still plenty of action and set pieces.

We see a more human side to Chase as he trys to come to terms with who he is and why he does what he does. There's interesting conflict between him and Nina and also with his family. Nice to see these new charcters introduced. Eddie's grandmother will make you laugh out loud.

The baddies are all suitably evil and the story is extremely interesting. The legend / myth of King Arthur is explored deeply and you'll be surprised at what's real and what isn't.

As usual, there's also lots of humour amongst the action. A big lorry has just been taken by Eddie and his exit line is, "Let's truck off". If you can't laugh at that then maybe you should check your pulse to see if you're alive.

As action / adventure books go this is another superb effort. Andy knows want he wants and what his readers want and he delivers in style.

Thanks again, Andy!
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Wow - another great read from McDermott. I won't go in to the story too much (because I'm not really sure that I totally understand it) suffice to say that King Arthur's sword Excalibur is being hunted by bad guys so that they can harness `earth energy' and start world war three......or something like that?! (who care's)

McDermott's writing style is excellent, very cut-and-thrust (if you'll excuse the sword pun) and highly charged as his central characters lurch from one death-risking crisis to another. His locales are great (I especially loved the early set-piece in Bournemouth) and the character of Eddie Chase remains a fantastic creation. His James Bond-esque manner and are one-liners are classic and I know I've said it before (see my review of `Atlantis') but he's truly sexy. His liaise-faire attitude, quick wit and unbendable loyalty make him a fab literary creation, despite the fact that he's not written in classic `hunk' style. Eddie's fiancé and sidekick Nina Wilde is also less irritating in this third instalment too - she even cracks some one-liners that match Eddie's. Great stuff.

My only compliant - and it's a small one - is that, by now, McDermott's readers will know his story structure and (like in any good Bond film) that everything will be alright in the end. Therefore, I found that the last 100 pages or so to be unnecessary and a little dragging. Once the bad guys are beaten in the climatic finale, there's no need for an extra addition of trauma before things are nicely rounded off. Also, since his last three books have been 600+ pages (phew, that's a lot of reading) then we won't complain if he scrimps on the occasional novel and doesn't give us `extra time'!
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In this third book in the series, the characters have moved on. We finally get to meet some of ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie's family, with mixed but enriching results, and heroine Nina and he are busily planning a wedding. However with the arrival of a slightly barmy old friend, a DARPA agent, and a host of nasty Russian hired killers, things are soon on a runaway slope into yet more fast-paced action. The plot this time is another enjoyably far-fetched one centering on the search for ancient sword Excalibur. McDermott manages to recognise the absurdity of his ideas and meets them head-on. By doing this, he enables you to get all your doubts and incredulities out of the way almost immediately (usually voiced by the main characters) and you can then get on with enjoying the consistently inventive action. The action scenes are clever, well planned, and usually involve unexpected or unusual elements that keep them fresh. The cheeky and barbed banter between the central couple is well pitched and very amusing, and the bad guys manage to be truly dastardly. A novel for those who enjoy the far fetched action and grand drama of novelists like Clive Cussler, but also appreciate the slightly harder hitting aggression of action novelists like Chris Ryan. This is a pretty perfect marriage of the two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 July 2009
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This book is a good read. It is not as good as 'Atlantis', the first in the series but still worth it. This instalment is more of an action adventure rather than focusing on the myth of Excalibur. It does however follow the same tried and tested plot of the previous two books and we discover more about the characters, Wilde and Chase. I enjoyed reading the book and if you have fully appreciated the first two then this book is for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Hart on 16 April 2009
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Is Eddie growing up with Nina's influence?

Great book, as action packed as I've come to expect from Andy. Though this time the humour is even better, with laugh out loud lines and scenario's that paint more than just a pretty picture.

Can't wait for the next book in the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Jan. 2012
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The book reads like an overlong screenplay for a direct to video action movie. I guess the publisher was looking for an author to rival Matthew Reilly. The paper thin characters crash from one life threatening situation to another. The set pieces are heavily contrived and each one takes place alongside an army of exclamation marks. I'm not a book snob by any means but this isn't a patch on Reilly and neither are as good as an early James Twining or an early Dan Brown; they might look the same, have a decent amount of reviews, but they aren't in the same league. If this was published to get young boys back into reading then fair enough, I'd hold off the criticism, but it wasn't and I was duped. I'm upset because I paid full price and then struggled through to the bitter end. My local library is doing a six book challenge - a scheme to get less confident readers into books - this is heading for that pile.
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