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Raising Atlantis Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2005

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"A remarkable first novel. RAISING ATLANTIS grabs hold of you from the first page and pulls you into an astonishing world of scientific fact and fiction, suspense, and good old-fashioned adventure. Thomas Greanias is a superb writer who knows how to tell a tale with style and substance. Thoroughly entertaining.
Nelson DeMille, bestselling author of The General's Daughter, The Charm School and Night Fall

"RAISING ATLANTIS is a wonderfully honed cliff-hanger--an outrageous adventure with a wild dose of the supernatural. A thrill ride from start to finish."
Clive Cussler, bestselling author of Sahara and Lost City

"The mother of all Atlantis adventures! A damn good novel!"
James N. Frey, author of the widely taught How To Write A Damn Good Novel

"Your PhD in Adventure. RAISING ATLANTIS took me back to what inspired me to be an archaeologist."
Dr. William Schniedewind, Chairman of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Professor of Biblical Studies, UCLA, and author of How The Bible Became A Book

"....a gripping page-turner; one of those books you end up staying up way too late reading and then are sorry the next morning when you can't get out of bed! I think it's a lot like The DaVinci Code, but I like the ending on this one better. The book takes you on an adventure to Antarctica in search for the lost city of Atlantis with a nun and an archaeologist who are dodging the military who want to cover up this amazing find. What they uncover is amazing and frightening and could unlock the secrets of how life began."
--Sandra Hughes, CBS News

"It's not hard to see why this techno-thriller has already been such a success: a gripping plot about the discovery of an island believed to be Atlantis--not in the Aegean but buried under the ice of the South Pole; some colorful characters, including a father-and-son team of archeologists (Are Harrison Ford and Sean Connery ready to do the film?); and some clean, no-nonsense writing that adds to the reading speed and suspense."
--Chicago Tribune

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"....a gripping page-turner; one of those books you end up staying up way too late reading and then are sorry the next morning when you can't get out of bed! I think it's a lot like The DaVinci Code, but I like the ending on this one better. The book takes you on an adventure to Antarctica in search for the lost city of Atlantis with a nun and an archaeologist who are dodging the military who want to cover up this amazing find. What they uncover is amazing and frightening and could unlock the secrets of how life began." --Sandra Hughes, CBS News

"It's not hard to see why this techno-thriller has already been such a success: a gripping plot about the discovery of an island believed to be Atlantis--not in the Aegean but buried under the ice of the South Pole; some colorful characters, including a father-and-son team of archeologists (Are Harrison Ford and Sean Connery ready to do the film?); and some clean, no-nonsense writing that adds to the reading speed and suspense." --Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; 1st edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743491912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743491914
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This creative adventure takes the reader through a world not often explored in novels - the fictional city of Atlantis. What makes this novel work is that, like the Clancy books, the fiction is very believable. From the U.S. military coverup to the near international conflict I found myself asking, could this could happen?
The writer combines an in-depth knowledge of archeology and military tactics with a modern day story that kept me riveted. If you like Clancy type books, but prefer a different and creative angle, this is the book for you.
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By A Customer on September 2, 2002
I enjoy books from Dale Brown and Richard P. Henrich for the adventure, military, and sometimes science fiction qualities.
I also enjoyed this book on CD from Thomas Greanias in the same spirit. Like the other authors, it combined 'current events' with a topic like Atlantis, with interesting characters. Remember to enjoy the book for what it is 'fiction'.
At times, I would have liked to see another 50 to 100 pages of detail, but on the other hand it was a nice compact size, and I was able to read it in one sitting, the price was good, and enjoyed it very much. I will be looking for his next book, or other creative efforts.
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I have worked with both the Naitonal Science Foundation in Antarctica and served with the U.S. Navy. The detail in RAISING ATLANTIS is Tom Clancy-level. Most impressive. Mr. Greanias must have some background in the military. Those ignoramuses below don't know what the hell they are talking about. RAISING ATLANTIS came out as an e-book before both Cussler's ATLANTIS FOUND, which is another excellent thriller, and Steve Pavlou's DECIPHER, which is not. That's how I and many other military types first read RAISING ATLANTIS, on our computer screens. The paperback is even better, and it's ashame that third-rate readers who fancy themselves critics feel compelled to call something as original and wll-researched as RAISING ATLANTIS a copycat. Other way around. But it doesn't surprise me that if you have read either of the other two novels first you would not like RAISING ATLANTIS. But if you haven't, RAISING ATLANTIS is the one. An all-American winner.
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Here?s fast moving adventure and intrigue with a new twist on the Lost Continent of Atlantis. First you?ll think this a U.S. secret exploration of Antarctica.....it is. Then it looks like there?s an archaeological slant when Conrad Yeats is called away from the Andes, and a beautiful climbing and exploration companion, to fly to Antarctica.....there is. Next, Conrad?s foster father, General Griffin Yeats, reveals both a mile high pyramid beneath the ice and a hint of Conrad?s real parentage. Sister Serena, the sensual but faithful former nun, representative of the Vatican and the U.N., ancient language expert and Conrad?s romantic interest, comes on the scene. From there, the tale moves at high speed into the pyramid in search of its secrets and to the culmination of its ultimate mission on earth. The ending is a blast.
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Raising Atlantis is Thomas Greanias first novel and although there was a lot of hype surrounding its release in paperback form (since it first came out as an e-book) the book somewhat falls short. First of all, the characters are all one dimensional and sometimes even corny. The book completely lacks symbolism as the mains characters seem empty and stereotyped. Right from the beginning, the author explains their profound motivations so there is a complete lack of intrigue. Also, I am an archaeologist, so I was quite amused once again by the popular belief that archaeologists know everything about every culture in the world. The main character is an Egyptologist and at the same time a Mesoamerican specialist! I mean common, I expected more realism from Greanias especially since he had supposedly done quite a lot of research. What was even funnier was the ability of Dr Conrad to calculate angles and astrological alignment without the aid of any computer. Now that's fiction! At least the plot is interesting but then again, It seam as though the author watched too many times the NBC special ''Atlantis, the search for the lost continent'' that aired in 1996. Mister Thomas Greanias, you can't just watch a documentary and read a couple of book, use their content as background, invent a few empty characters and call it a book. I was quite disappointed by this book. But even with all its flaws, it's still not bad. It's entertaining. Period. And that's what I think was disappointing, especially since it's based upon facts that question the true origins of our race. Read it to be entertained and don't expect anything else.
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Reading books is something that I have to find the time to do because of my busy schedule. Bottom line is that I do not read a book unless it is: 1) intellectually stimulating, 2) captivating, and 3) substantive. "Raising Atlantis" has all of these qualities. I enjoyed the plot as well as the characters in the story. It captured my attention from the very beginning. In light of world events, the book has relevance and could be seen as non-fiction (the story is that believable). I would really like to see this become a movie, sort of an Indiana Jones for the 21st century ("The Mummy" definitely has failed in that sense in my opinion).
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