TWO STONES, FOUND SIXTY YEARS APART, AND BOTH HOLDING CLUES TO WHAT MAY BE THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS
Enjoyed this, #2 in the Dan Kotler Series. I found it more credible than the first, which I did indeed enjoy, where Viking ships were discovered to have sailed down an underground river in the central USA. This one involves Thomas Edison and the sacking of an island which is a remnant of the fabled city of Atlantis.
Kevin Tumlinson is a writer to watch for.
With a weakness for powerful friendships, I was taken with that of his central characters. Their friendship and trust for one another has solidified. The historical adventurer, Dan Kotler, and the FBI Agent Roland Denzel set out to help Gail McCarthy unravel the secret of the engraved half-stone that she has inherited from her wealthy grandfather. Her grandfather’s old war-time buddy has a map and needs the other half of the stone, but there are more ruthless forces at play here and we are slung from one deadly crisis to the next with breathless velocity.
Thank you KEVIN TUMLINSON for this Instafreebie copy. Like the first in the series, we only select the best of any possibly intriguing titles for review. Take it as an invitation to continue sending us these adventures direct.
A novel from the Oregon Files. This Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the hi-tech ship Oregon thriller is a match for the best of the series. Hot-paced and violent to the extreme, you half wonder how the action missed the recent headlines.
Salvadore Locsin is the leader of a force intent on taking over not only the Philippines, but any other country that stands in his way, and with the super-drug he has discovered in tunnels left over from the Japanese occupation during WWII, it is likely that he could indeed do just that. However, some stolen paintings in his possession will help fund his secret laboratory and the captive scientists there to manufacture enough of the drug to supply his army of super-soldiers on a continuous basis.
It is in trying to locate the paintings that Cabrillo catches a glimpse of the impending catastrophe and only he and his team have any hope in trying to prevent it.
The plot is, to my mind, unnecessarily complicated by the appearance of a South African mercenary who tries to get the drug for himself.
Another brilliant Locsin weapon is a swarm of highly explosive guided water-skimming drones designed to take out any offensive shipping that gets in his way. Needless to say, when used against the Oregon, desperate measures are called for.
If you can swallow the amazing powers of the wonder-drug, you will enjoy another rip-roaring Oregon adventure.
Thanks to PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE SA for the ARC.
BAHAMA SERIES BOOK #3.
Harry Beck used to run a fishing and boat hire service in the Bahamas. Used to; now he’s a wreck since an assassin killed his friend and business partner. His grief is destroying his marriage as well. Let’s not mention the businessman who would like to see him dead. To compound his problems, the assassin’s target arrives back on the island followed by the assassin and one mother of a storm. Harry had better get his ducks in a row, fast.
I enjoyed the first in the Bahama Series and reviewed it on BOOK POSTMORTEM awhile ago. This offering by the voracious pair of writers, Maynard and Sims, is no less of a masterpiece of a gripper.
Maynard (&) Sims
The flow is great, the plot not beyond the bounds of feasibility and the characters are totally believable. When Harry finally gets his act together, he is a gritty hero with a good sense of the right thing to do and the guts to try and get it done.
Thanks to Mick Sims for the review copy. Hats off.