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Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast
by Clive Cussler
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 20.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vastly improved!, Nov. 2 2006
This review is from: Skeleton Coast (Paperback)
I had grown weary of Cussler's mass produced adventure novels none matched the quality of his early work, but I really did enjoy this collaboration with Jack Du Brule. I like the character Juan Cabrillo, he is a great hero with the dash and style and humor. The book has plenty of mystery and twists and turns and even Dirk Pitt makes an appearance which was very cool! If you are an old time Cussler fan who have not been happy with his more recent efforts I recommend you give this one a try. You also have to try "Tourist in the Yucatan" reminded me of the early Pitt Novels especially the Travis Horn character.

The Third Translation: A Novel
The Third Translation: A Novel
by Matt Bondurant
Edition: Hardcover
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mix of thrills and Egyptology!,, April 5 2005
Okay, this is another attempt to cash in on the success of the Da Vinci Code, but in spite of that it is still an entertaining read. American Egyptologist Walter Rothschild is working for the British Museum, his job is to figure out the ancient riddle of the Stela of Paser---a real-life hieroglyphic mystery. for over a thousand years scholars have been unable to understand the secrets of centuries-old funerary stone because of the stela's cryptic reference to a third translation. This riddle is central to the story, and in that way it is similar to Da Vinci.
Rothschid becomes embroiled in the Mystery of the stone, with plenty of twists and turns tasking the reader to unexpected places. As the plot thickens Rothchild finds nothing is as it seems, and that his life might depend on hin solving the mystery.
The author, in his freshman effort no less, has crafted a well written thriller that wraps itself in the mystery of ancient Egypt. Overall a fun read!
If you like thriller/mysteries with an archeological bent I also recommend "A TOURIST IN THE YUCATAN" cool underground hit!

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