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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 can't imagine why Clive Cussler takes time to write when he can have so much fun just sitting around and conjuring up tails in his own mind. Read morePublished 23 days ago by kent lundberg
Fun to read, but too many holes in storyline to get a higher rating.Published 1 month ago by Robert Kemper
Good Clive Cussler book. I enjoyed it. If you enjoy the Dirk Pitt novels, you should also enjoy this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe M.
I have been reading Cussler for years and have read and reread many of his books, especially the Dirk Pitt series but for me this one has some sections that are like nails grating... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stumblinn