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Naitaka (Kodiak Books) First Edition Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0966770490
ISBN-10: 0966770498
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About the Author

Naitaka is Lee Murphy's second novel in the Kodiak Books series. Where Legends Roam has been developing near-cult status among cryptozoological groups and has been enjoyed by the general reading public as well.

He anticipates his third book, Heretofore:Unknown, which is about Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp Monster to be finished some time in 2003.

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Product Details

  • Series: Kodiak Books
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Defining Moments; First Edition edition (May 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966770498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966770490
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,895,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Russroom on September 28, 2002
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In this second installment of the "Kodiak" book, things really pick up and move. I thought this book was a lot more fun then the previous installment, and it would make a great movie. George Kodiak, cryptozoologist/badass is back, tracking the legendary lake monster Ogopogo up in Canada. Good guys, Bad guys, monsters, and a really big helicopter.
Some of the chapters are right out of a summer blockbuster, much better then those in other recent sci-fi monster books like Meg. This book also doesn't have the sadistic streak that the previous installment featured.
Keep 'em coming!!!
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THWACK! That's the sound of Lee Murphy hitting another home run with his second book, NAITAKA. Fans of high-tech thrillers and adventure novels will find themselves right at home in the pages of this book. As he did with the sasquatch in his first book, WHERE LEGENDS ROAM, Murphy portrays the basilosaur as an animal of nature, instead of a bloodthirsty monster. That's not to say there aren't plenty of close calls when it comes to this large, toothy predator. Murphy is a master at mixing realism and action. The overall effect is akin to the Discovery Channel on steroids. George Kodiak continues to be one of the most carefully crafted characters you are likely to encounter. I say this because Kodiak doesn't seem to be designed or crafted at all, he just IS. You can't ask more from an author than that when it comes to character development. Murphy paces the story nicely and is even able to weave a chilling subplot into the action. My advice to anyone reading this is kick back, put your feet up, turn off the Discovery Channel, and take a journey to British Columbia with George Kodiak to solve the mystery of Ogopogo. You'll be glad you made the trip.
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I could barely put this one down. A great read from Lee Murphy who is certainly getting the hang of this "novel" business.
Naitaka is a blend of high-tech monster hunting and gripping characters. You'll be dying to find out what happens next and incredulous when you do! Naitaka's not for the faint-of-heart. There's enough action to keep the most avid reader of thrillers occupied. And there's plenty of excellent information that helps lay the groundwork for those not familiar with the subject of cryptozoology.
Don't miss this second installment in the Kodiak Books. Kodiak will certainly grow on you and who knows where Lee will have him jaunting off to next... Do I hear big footsteps coming through an equatorial swamp? ;)
Read Naitaka and keep an eye out for the next of the "Kodiak Books". Better by a long-shot than any fiction I've read in a while.
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Naitaka: Lee Murphy does it again.

In his first book, Where Legends Roam, Lee Murphy introduced us to his unique ability to take the available data from the fossil record and integrate it with contemporary information in an interesting and engaging fashion. The end result was a great adventure story with the embedded theory of the survival of Gigantopithecus up until the present day. One cannot enjoy the story without giving serious consideration to his well thought out and researched theory. And, conversely, one cannot consider the theory without enjoying the entwined story.

Naitaka takes us back into the world of Murphy's primary protagonist, George Kodiak. This is the cryptozoologist adventurer who embodies not only the qualities most moral people think are laudable, but who also takes the action that most people wish they could. Here we find him not only solving the mystery of the large creatures reported in inland waters with a link to the sea, but also protecting them from destruction and exploitation. In this installment he comes face to face with his mysterious nemesis who was alluded to in the first book in his series. As in Legends, the action scenes are worthy of any adventure novel or movie. In fact it seems only right to refer to them as scenes since the pictures created in the mind of the reader are so vivid that one feels as though they are watching them on the big screen.

So what does Lee Murphy think the hidden creatures that George Kodiak and others are in search of actually are? By carefully taking the reader through the fossil record and many of the reports of these water dwelling animals over the years he has come to a startling conclusion.
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I've just about run out of Lee Murphy's books to read. He needs to get busy. If you enjoy stories about cryptid creatures, you have to get this book. Sometimes sweet, sometimes shocking but awesome every single time. Naitaka is a great critter. So real I wonder if that is what is swimming around in Flathead Lake, Montana!!! Buy this book immediately if not sooner.
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This is a great page-turner. I knew nothing about this subject or any of the lore surrounding the Naitaka. Not only does it inform us about the possibility of the existence of these fantastic creatures, we get a great and exciting story that twists and turns until the very end. It's the kind of book you need to have a computer for so that you can wikipedia everything Murphy describes. Especially the m 11 helicopter. which is awesome. A fun, captivating great read. I am a fan of the George Kodiak series and can't wait for the next one.
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