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finished, 9 aug 12, thursday evening, 9:21 p.m. e.s.t.
a fun entertaining read.
early on, when malin's brother is killed--this comes in the first pages--i thought that scene wasn't written as well as possible...something about it seemed...hokey...but the story moved on from there, a lot of mystery, action, the ole captain a kind of modern ahab, looking fo...more
This was an enjoyable read, though seems to be in the same mould as the "formula" of Preston & Child books. Another reviewer had mentioned in one of his reviews (I am afraid I cannot locate that specific review!) that the "formula" is to make something highly coveted (say, a treasure, or alien technology), and then introduce a character who is obsessed with finding/obtaining that thing, and have a protagonist who gets involved in this process, an...more
La première raison, c'est le vocabulaire souvent trop spécifique. Il faut laisser ça au style, mais j'ai vraiment du mal avec les sujets qui traitent de... "choses" dont je ne connais pas les noms.
Ensuite, la spécifité du style fait que quand on ne s'y connait pas dans le sujet, qui est souvent la science ou l'informatique - les plus simples bien sûr...more
Of course, said treasure is not so easy to collect, espec...more
Capt. Neidelman contacted Dr. Malin Hatch the owner of the island to dredge the water pit for Red Ned's treasure. To entice him because Dr. Hatch hadn't been back to the area for 25 years, the captain used the tragedy of the death of Hatch's brother on the island.
This was a good read. I would say not...more
This is actually the first book that I've read that's coauthored by them that doesn't feature a certain government agent. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story while one that could be told...more
Das ist eine Formel, die sich bewährt hat, und die auch hier ganz gut funktioniert, allerdings für eine gewisse Vorhersagbarkeit sorgt. Apropos vo...more
Anyhow, I like the idea of this story. Pirates buried a massive treasure on a small island off the coast of Maine. It seems to be cursed because anyone who attempts to retrieve the treasure dies or goes bankrupt. Of course, with today's tec...more
The protagonist, physician Malin Hatch, knows that three generations of his family have been bankrupted or killed as they seek "Red Ned" Ockham's treasure on Ragged Island -- including his 12-year-old brother, but he agrees to serve as staff physician and partner with Thalassa Explorations when they seek the treasure. The islan...more
Still, I didn't care. Preston/Child are at their best when they're creating a rip-roaring pseudoscientific adventure, and they definitely did that here. Their research was, as always, impeccable, but presented in an entertaining manner, and frankly, th...more
For centuries, treasure hunters have sought the lost horde of the notorious English pirate, Edward Ockham. Clues led to the mysterious water pit on Ragged Island, Maine--but a curse left behind by the long-dead pirate still seems to be working. Every expedition has failed--with the treasure seekers dying in gruesome fashion. Now, however, a new expedition has been mounted with state-of-the-art computer technology and backed by millions of dollars. It will all be worth it if the treasure is foun
I find Preston and Child to be the type of team who write books that seem to tip their hats to some of Michael Critchton's best novels. Clever ideas for frightening plots with clever scientific foundation.
Interesting characters with an interesting background, a very interesting setting, and...more
All I can say is PHEW! I live in Maine and I know small towns like the one you wrote about (Stormhaven), so this book hit home with me. I had heard stories about an island with a "buried treasure" and pits where people tried to uncover it. You took this story to a whole new level and I have to admit that I was still puzzled towards the end as to what was causing all the troubles on the island.
I like how you mix a little romance in and your characters are always so well d...more
Nog nooit is het iemand gelukt om levend terug te komen uit de Put, het raadselachtige labyrint van met water gevulde schachten en tunnels diep onder een klein eiland voor de kust van Maine. De Put, waarin een enorme goudschat verborgen ligt.
Een opzienbarende ontdekking geeft mogelijk nieuwe kansen: de ontcijfering van het geheimschrift uit de zeventiende eeuw, waarin de bouw van de Put beschreven staat.
Kapitein Gerard Neidelman organiseert, met gebruikmaking van de modernste hightech-app...more