Monday, February 11, 2013

The Hunt For Atlantis by Andy McDermott

I have loved the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series by Andy McDermott since reading The Pyramid of Doom a few years ago. I remember that day well....
The cover had shone so bright underneath the flourescent lights of my local bookstore, the pyramids on it were so warm and inviting. It was the perfect day. Now, I own four books in the series and have read three of those four.
Just recently, last year for Christmas, I acquired two of the four I now own; The Hunt for Atlantis and The Tomb of Hercules. Knowing that I had already read some of the other books, I just had to read the first. I had to see how it all started. It did not disappoint.
In this first book, The Hunt for Atlantis, we are introduced to Nina Wilde, archeologist. She believes that she has cracked the location for one of the greatest mysteries of all time, the Lost City of Atlantis. However, when she presents her proposal for an expedition to the Gulf of Cadiz, where she believes the location to be, she is shot down. She is told that it would be too much of a liability if she would happen to be wrong. The deal is, though, Nina believes wholeheartedly that this is the location.
Nina is not the only one who believes in her theory, because soon after arriving home from her unsuccessful venture she is called by a man named Jason Starkman. He informs her that he works for Frost Industries and that Kristian Frost, its Head, is willing to fund her expedition. Nina is shocked and very much surprised by this call. It is the very break she has waited for.
She gets in the car provided for her and is whisked away to Frost Industries to have dinner with Mr. Frost and talk Atlantis. Nina soon finds that not everything is as it seems once the man she talked to on the phone, Starkman, pulls a gun on her and threatens her life.
In comes Eddie Chase! SAS bodyguard!
Chase saves Nina in more ways than you can count, and her him. They are a team of epic proportions, even when she doesn't listen to him, and as characters they compliment one another.
This book, to me, is one amazing adventure, from beginning to end.
I reccomend this for all you seekers of treasure and excitement. You will enjoy this immensely.

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