Clive Cussler seems not to have lost the magic of his previous adventures when he hooks up with other writers, like in this case Graham Brown, as have some other story factories that I could name.
This one is a Kurt Austin adventure from the Numa Files. At work in the Mediteranean, Kurt rushes to the nearby island of Lampedusa to answer a distress call, only to find that the population has been wiped out by the deadly poison released from a sinister ship that runs aground there. And that’s only the beginning of the chaos about to be unleashed, unless Kurt and his team can intervene…
The Cussler stories are always fun. Good adventuresome fun. And The Pharaoh’s Secret is no exception. With their ability to use a blend of ancient, recent and present mysteries, the authors weave an ensnaring and fairly plausible net of intriguing threads that always come together, ensuring a nailbiting finale.
Their heroes are not only heroic, they have amusing banter and repartee to bat back and forth even in the face of the gravest dangers and the most ruthless of foes. So those of us who can take only so many heart-stopping moments, soaring blood pressure, and have nails already down to the quick, we really enjoy some happy-ending fun.
Thanks to Penguin Random House SA who sent me a copy to review.