Lost City (Numa Files S.) Paperback – 16 Mar 2006
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About the Author
Clive Cussler (Author)
Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt® adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA® Files adventures, most recently The Pharaoh's Secret; the Oregon Files, such as The Emperor's Revenge; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Solomon Curse. He lives in Arizona.
Paul Kemprecos (Author)
Paul Kemprecos has co-authored all of the NUMA® Files novels with Clive Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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Of course archaeology is involved as Skye is studing the influence of ancient cultures upon other parts of the world and once she makes dinner plans with Austin he won't let anything get in the way. Whenever they reunite he reminds her of the dinner date and give that as the reason he rescues her.
I also was interested to note that when characters are discussint the submersible Alvin they mention its "real world" descent upon the Titanic shipwreck--ignoring Dirk Pitt's adventure in Raise the Titanic.
This volume definately held my interest as I navigated the twists and turns of the plot, but there was nothing truly exciting. I've read many other Cussler novels, I like them, but he isn't Charles Dickens or Lew Wallace. :-)
Still if you're interested in the ocean and saving the world from disaster then you should check out this NUMA files adventure.
Of notable interest is the volume I read--a new "Premium format" paperback apparently designed for easier reading. The pages are certainly larger (i.e. taller--which makes me wonder how this will fit on my bookshelves with other paperbacks), type is larger, and there is more white space between the words. I read so much that I don't pay attention to details like that, but they certainly didn't make it harder to read.
Also recommended: All the Dirk Pitt Novels.
This prologue of the book starts with a air battle in September 1914, where one of the carachters is in a plane with a synchronising mechanism that allows the machine gun to fire through the propeller. This mechanism was not if fact invented until the Spring of 1915.
However, from the start, the book did grab my attention. The action swings from Paris to rural France, Scotland, and a number of underwater locations, and there is rarely a dull moment.
The different nationalities, that the various main characters come across on their adventures are however, very stereotypical. This is a common trait I find in this author's books.
Overall, though, the book is pure escapism, should keep your attention (if you can get over the far-fetched pieces) and is ideal for a holiday read. If you have not read any of Clive Cussler's other books, I would recommend Sahara or Dragon, ahead of this one.
First you get the characters, then the plot, then the adventure begins, and each novel has its own great story line.
I am sure you will never read a bad one.
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Clive Cussler is one of three writers I enjoy reading. Story line keeps the mind fully occupied right to the finish. Highly recommended.Published 4 months ago by David
I am an avid Clive Cussler reader, so this was another for my collection. Enjoyable read.Published 10 months ago by A. Archdale