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When mysterious black obsidian skulls and other artifacts of an exceedingly ancient culture begin to turn up in odd places, Pitt jumps in with both feet. It soon becomes dangerously apparent that a powerful, amoral group of fanatics calling itself the Fourth Empire wants the strange discoveries to remain underground. Pitt teams up with a beautiful red-haired expert in ancient languages to decipher the meaning of the artifacts. They were made 10 millennia ago in a then-temperate Antarctica by a seafaring civilization advanced enough to predict its own destruction by a comet impact. Now the Fourth Empire (whose literal and figurative progenitor comes as no surprise) is predicting a similar disaster in only a matter of months, and preparing to take control of the earth.
Cussler's known for hands-on research--his hobbies are the backbone of Pitt's adventures: flying, climbing, diving, racing. The scientific and historical riffs that fill in the background of Atlantis Found are the weakest parts of the book--they're Pitt-less, and they give every discovery in the book away early. But what the heck--Cussler's not the king of suspense, he's the emperor of nonstop action. Atlantis Found bounces along on a good-humored techno-joyride, and for Cussler's legion of fans, that will be more than enough. --Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really loved this book! I like Dirk Pitt adventures a lot, anyway, but for some reason this one was better. It is long, so you better have a lot of time to read.Published 15 hours ago by Mary C Fitzpatrick
Great book..never got boring...stayed on the edge of my seat from start to finish! Cussler writes in such a manner than puts you right there with the characters... Read morePublished 19 days ago by poya116
This is the first book I have read by Cussler. The adventure is a combination of James Bond and Indiana Jones.
Historically dramatic, Atlantis Found is non stop adventure. Read more
Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors. I stay glued to the chair until the end of the last chapter.Published 1 month ago by Vincentia Wilkinson