The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #3)
I like brainless over-the-top action adventure stories. I’ve been reading Clive Cussler since he went down with the Titanic. I have a low threshold for stupid and don’t mind settling in for a tall tale whopper or two now and again.
That is why in a fit of madness I bought three Andy McDermott books at the same time. Flea market special: $5 for all. I made it through the first two (Atlantis & Hercules) by default. I couldn’t beli ...more
Seriously, this is nothing more than an action movie in book form. It's easy to see who the bad guy is from almost the very beginning, the twists and turns are usually expected, but I'm glad to say that the final twist was one I didn't see coming at all. I really liked this book, I really like this series.
I know I s ...more
2) Genre: Adventure
3) Synopsis: Excalibur used to be the most powerful weapon of its time and can help create the most powerful weapon of today. Nina and Eddie race to find it to stop it from being used for bad.
4) Feelings: This is the third book in the Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase series. All these books have a bit of the unbelievable in them. It is sort of like watching a James Bond movie. You just go in expecting action and adventure and try not to worry about belie ...more
Im a big fan of Clive Cussler and James Rollins and tried this one as McDermott is regularly mentioned in the same breath as several of the adventure titans, however I didn't enjoy this anywhere near as much as the aforementioned authors works.
The bickering between Wilde and Chase was mildly humorous at first and then became like nails down a chalkboard by the en ...more
It started with a tame setting, Nina about to meet Eddie's family, until a persuasive colleague of her parents' met her in Bournemouth. The action was nonstop after that, lots of murders, senseless deaths, it was an eye-opener for Chase - how far would one risk his life for a piece of old thing? In this novel's setting, it was a significant historical fin ...more
Recommended to Action/Advent ...more
This one is a bit more home-based (for those of us in the UK) as it features action in Bournemouth, London, Glastonbury as well as some foreign locations (Syria, Austria, Moscow, the Arctic circle). As ever, the action scenes lend themselves very favourably to a film, and you can almost imagine this as a sequence of scenes which wouldn't look out of place in today's big budget films (eg James Bond, Fast and Furious, ...more
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They do travel to a lot of different locations, though at this rate they’re going to run out of cool places for the artifacts (and clues) to be found. And Mr. McDermott finds some very interesting ways ...more
This particular entry has archeologist Nina & her heroic fiancé Eddie embarking on something trul ...more
By Andy McDermott
Publisher: Bantam Books, U.S.
Copyright: 2008 held by Andry McDermott
Is the Arthurian myth true? Does Excalibur really exist? No way! It’s a fairy tale or is it? Where there is smoke there is fire? Hmmm…
The opening of our adventure begins in the Oval Office where Dr. Nina Wilde is being bestowed with a presidential honor for her work in uncovering Atlantis. It is here where we learn about Dr. Wilde’s character and that of her bodyguar ...more
Once again Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase are on the hunt for an historical object of massive significance to humanity ...more
A LEGENDARY WEAPON.
A RUTHLESS ASSASSIN.
A PERILOUS HUNT.
Excalibur . . . Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur’s mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost . . . until now.
Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple’s plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a raz
That is really my only complaint about it this book is that after reading his other books this one was fairly predictable in the way that the events would unfold.
That be said however as an ...more