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OK I suppose I do not like Cussler's style. I read one of his books many years ago, gave it another try. Very disappointing, constant action with no soul. shallow characters, no emotional attachment to them, constant surprises that are disappointing (oh no that not how it should develop).
If you like these books I am sure you'll enjoy the constant action, I found it shallow, disappointing and was desperate for it to end so I can listen to a better book.
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I have read a good few of these books but never made it to the end of this one. clunky and disjointed I felt. just never grabbed me at all.
Having enjoyed Trojan Odyssey as my first Cussler novel, I thought I'd give this a try. The blurb promises a tale of adventure having to do with the treasure of Ghengis Kahn. I thought it might be a treasure hunt kind of adventure. Boy was I wrong.
There are so many boring plot points going on in this book, it's ridiculous. They all end up tying together only by the most meagre of connections. Shall I list them? Let's see, there's the one about the map to Kahn's treasure (mentioned in the prologue and then not again for another 13 hours), the oil tycoon kidnapping oil experts, same tycoon creating a super weapon that causes earthquakes, the unresolved discovery of a medieval Chinese ship by the Pitt children (who are merely in the book just because they can be and contribute absolutely nothing to the overall "story").
The characters are one-dimensional and shallow. I didn't care about any of them. And I hate when authors write themselves into the story. It's tacky. I feel as if Clive stopped writing and let his talentless son write instead. Don't buy this book. It's a waste of time.