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The Hunt For Atlantis (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,860 Ratings  ·  527 Reviews
A LOST CIVILIZATION.
A DANGEROUS QUEST.
A DEADLY SECRET.

It’s one of history’s most enduring and controversial legends—the lost city of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is certain she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with the help of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his beautiful daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s about to make the most i
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ebook, 367 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
The Hunt for Atlantis is rip-roaring treasure hunting adventure that keeps the fans of this genre on their toes. Andy McDermott doesn't bother trying to be 'literary'. He just writes a fun book here. When a reader goes into this book, they should keep that in mind. McDermott also keeps the narrative and plot in service of his goal of providing an exciting adventure. While he doesn't take himself too seriously, I think that the history and archaeology aspects were realistic, and the science seeme ...more
Aisling Zena
Sep 14, 2015 Aisling Zena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Who hasn't heard of the legend of Atlantis?And who among us hasn't speculated even a tinsy bit whether it was real or not and if real where did it exist? Plato described Atlantis and inadvertently created one of the biggest mysteries of all time. No one can guess what the truth is unless we finally make a time machine. And this is what drives humanity, our need to know and this book plays on that need beautifully.

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For my romance-lover friends, if you want to flaming passion and torrid af
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jitty (Just Jitty)
Jul 20, 2015 jitty (Just Jitty) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I have been constantly staring at this book for quite some time because I pass it almost everyday at work. Finally I decided I was sick of overlooking it, picked it up and never looked back.

The Hunt for Atlantis is both a mythical, archaeology, history, thriller, mystery and adventure all thrown into one book. It centers around Nina Wilde a genius archaeologist who is following in her late parents footsteps to find the lost city of Atlantis. She finally believes she has found the correct locatio
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Lukuoli
Jul 19, 2012 Lukuoli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
McDermott had a great idea for a novel but he managed to ruin it with bad writing, a predictable, conventional plot and characters that were even more conventional and predictable than the plot. Besides the plain and ordinary "easy to identify with" heroine with no super skills there was her professional mercenary protector, a classic annoying person - a character one knew from the first appearance was going to die for being so bloody annoying - and this unbeatable Indiana-Jones-on-amphetamine c ...more
Kristen
Aug 06, 2012 Kristen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-thriller
I don't know this Andy McDermott, but he's merciless, because this book grabs hold of you on page 43, jams both thumbs right into your windpipe, and doesn't let up for a second until it ends. This is one serious thrill-ride of a story!

Archeologist Nina Wilde has been searching for Atlantis since her parents died years before in their search for it. Although she keeps being told Atlantis is a myth, she's convinced it's real, and more than that, she's certain she knows where to find it. Unfortunat
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Nina
Eli jos olet norjalainen, blondi sekä hyvä matikassa ja logiikassa, olet todennäköisesti atlantilaisten jälkeläinen. No, norjalainen en ole enkä myöskään hyvä matikassa, mutta blondi kyllä ja logiikassa varsin kohtuullinen... joten olisin mahdollisesti ikään kuin puoliksi atlantilaisten jälkeläinen? Ehkäpä ne atlantilaisgenomit ovat myös tänne Suomeen eksyneet. Vähän siistiä. Tai sitten ei.

Tämän tyyppinen kirjallisuus, jossa lähdetään selvittelemään vuosituhansien takaisia historiallisia myyttej
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Patrick Gibson
I have read some good things about this author. He is a former movie critic (thumbs up on that) and seems to be a well reviewed new action writer. Okay, I’ll bite. But before I spend $5.99 on a single Kindle version I will sneak over to the used bookstore (now located at the flea market, go figure) and buy his first THREE novels for $5. If I don’t like the other two novels, I can line the litter box with them (many a dreadful book has ended up as cat poop catcher).

The description of the book bri
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Sparshy Saxena
May 25, 2013 Sparshy Saxena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slightly balding with a gap toothed grin.. And an infectious sense of humour.. Oh I loved Eddie Chase!!
The whole.. Twisted Treasure Hunt (as one would rather call it)was beautifully decorated with meaningful action and witty humor to link crisply spaced out History. The pace was almost unrelenting in terms of claiming your undivided attention.
All of this.. And yet not losing the ultimate goal of historical fiction.. Describing the legend of Atlantis and its surrounding theories to its impatient
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Cydnie
Nov 28, 2009 Cydnie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, mystery
I won this book on Goodreads. The promo blurb sounded interesting, hence my signing up to win. Unfortunately, not one of my favorite novels.
The basic story was pretty good. Dr. Nina Wilde is determined that Atlantis really existed and is trying to continue the quest to find it that ultimately took the lives of her parents. The clues that are used to move the story along were interesting; using modern technology, places and things that were easy to use as references.
But, reading this was sort
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Yohanna
Does Atlantis exist?

A question that has been in the minds of many, one of them is the young, smart archaeologist Nina Wilde.

Having been obsessed with its existence for all her life - literally, as she was taken along with her archaeologist parents obsessed with the same search, the same search that claimed their lives - and claiming to know the exact location of Atlantis, Nina proposes her research to the University. Devastated when faced with the University panel's rejection, she immediately ju
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Mike (the Paladin)
Aug 18, 2014 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I was a little slow about going to 4 starts here. This is another book I like...but wish i could maybe have gone 3.5. The books characters while fairly complete are, well maybe sort of 2 dimensional. If great characters are painted in vibrant colors these are sort...pastel. I'm thinking that we'll get to know them better if we:

Follow the series!

And I probably will. The story itself is fast moving and full of action. There's a plot twist built in that while it can't actually be a surprise because
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Shinangyo
Feb 21, 2014 Shinangyo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DO NOT start reading this, thinking of it as a book, or you will be greatly disappointed.
Take it more, as a script, for a really bad action / adventure movie.
Spoiler Alert !!!!
Here's the synopsis : Secret society A and B hate each other and there's an Atlantis based mysterious plot, with a touch of nazism.

So now that you understand, what you got yourself into, enters naïve (doesn't know she's beautiful type of girl) but brilliant academic student Nina Wilde.
She dedicates her to life to cont
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Neal Kristopher
Reviews Of Unusual Size

Re: Nina Wilde, a... researcher, or professor, or something, thinks she knows where Atlantis is! But her college says Poo-Poo. Lucky for her, trillionaire Frost is very interested in finding it too, and sends her off, accompanied by the supposedly charming and mysterious Brit, Eddie Chase and overly talented Kari Frost. But Atlantis is being pursued by another hardcore rich dude and there may be more to Frost's interest than just uncovering a long lost civilization...

Outst
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James
Ah, the Nazis, will you ever go away?

I won this book on Goodreads. It's not something that I would normally pick up, but it seemed interesting enough. The book doesn't use Nazis in the traditional way that most action books/movies do (although it mentions this), but instead uses a more modern day application of Nazi thought. Still, it seems that any action writer, when struggling for a good idea, can pick up the Nazis and use them as the meat of their plot. As my Logic professor in College once
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Mitch
Dec 27, 2011 Mitch rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was in the mood for a thrilling adventure book, so I decided to try out Andy McDermott's "Hunt for Atlantis". Exciting and full of action? Yes. Believable? Not even close. Entertaining? Enough. Although it won't be known as a classic, it did it's job well enough.

The following may or may not contain spoilers:

Nina Wilde is the daughter of two dead parents who spent their adult life hunting for the lost city of Atlantis. Nina has the financial aid of a billionaire by the name of Frost, and the ph
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Adam Jones
Jan 29, 2016 Adam Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite book that I have read in recent years I think. It may not be the best written book, and it may have events that defy reality and border on ridiculous, but I love it all the same.
Full of adventure, action sequences, plenty of explosions and chases in various vehicles, it has all that any fan of action films would want. Then mix that with the famous myth of Atlantis, and the very reason I picked this book up in the first place.
I have read this book a fair few times now and I expect it
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Diane
Oct 06, 2009 Diane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
I gave up - it's poorly written, with too many exclamation points & a heroine who is too dumb to live, let alone have a PhD - I mean, really, does she think the hero's going to hand her an activated grenade after he's just saved her life (yes, it's a live grenade, no, it's not going to blow up)?
Ann Keller
Sep 04, 2012 Ann Keller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Wow! I’m still reeling from turning the final page of this fast-paced thriller. As exciting as a shrieking descent on a roller coaster, as cold and calculating as a whale chasing a school of fish in a frigid Norwegian fjord, The Hunt for Atlantis will deep you riveted to its pages until the momentous conclusion.

Archaeologist Nina Wilde is intrigued by the mysterious symbols on the orichalcum pendant retrieved from the rough sands of Morocco. Could this be the key to Atlantis? Nina’s parents foug
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott represents a genre that is one of my guilty pleasures: action/adventure novels. As Publisher's Weekly said, McDermott "raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action." And that is the reality here. The Hunt for Atlantis is a fast paced, globetrotting novel that has plenty of action. It is like a merge of Indiana Jones and 24. Really. The novel goes from one adventure plus narrow escape to another.

Let me be honest here. When
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Alice
Apr 25, 2010 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-to-go, clue
A new, for me, series in the vein of James Rollins & Matthew Reilly that stars Dr. Nina Wilde & ex-SAS Eddie Chase. This outing was dedicated to finding the ever elusive Atlantis. It had a slight Indiana Jones vibe (temples with booby traps), a good bit of action (exploding vehicles and gun fights), snarky humor (most of the main characters) and Nazis. There was a little less romance than I would've liked and the bad guys were predictable as were the 'twists' that came about towards the ...more
Marc Dorval
Mar 30, 2010 Marc Dorval rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I needed a book for an upcoming trip, and found this in the library. It sounded interesting enough, and light enough, for my trip.

The story was interesting, and the ideas were not new but certainly well presented. What kept me from loving the book, though, was the absence of texture in the characters. I felt that I was reading a movie script that expects the actors to flesh out the characters. Rather wooden dialogue didn't help at all.

It's the type of book that you want to read for fun, without
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
An exciting read, fun. This book is along the same lines Clive Custlers Dirk Pitt Series. The characters are funnier but not quite as well developed as Cussler's. Still it moved quick, one exciting moment after another and a suprise at the end. It's hard to ask for more than that. There are moment's where the reader needs to suspend belief, and the whole "Atlantis" thing is a bit overdone these days, but McDermott manages to keep it fun and fresh and the history/science of it all is engaging.
Rob
Aug 12, 2009 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Fiction / Adventure / Action
Unorthodoxly, I ended up reading Mc Dermotts second novel - The Tomb Of Hurcules first, and so I had a fair knowledge of how this book would play out. Fortunately this did not ruin the story, and although it wandered into the realms of fantasy a little too often, it was brought back to reality with several thrilling scenes and a fantastic ending, an absolute must for lovers of adventure.
Brenda
May 20, 2009 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I really wish I could do 1/2 star ratings on this. I would give it 3.5 stars. This was a good fun read. Lots of adventure and thrills. The amount of casualties and gun fights might turn some people off if they have too vivid of an imagination. I'm looking forward to the next Nine/Eddie adventure.
Ryan Burt
Apr 14, 2011 Ryan Burt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. Premise a little bit on the ridiculous side. But I am a big fan of the mystery of Atlantis. So I like most books that have anything about it included. I am planning on reading the next book though.
Jade
Mar 01, 2015 Jade rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4.5 stars.

Amazing start to what I hope to be an awesome series. In my opinion, it reminded me of a cross between, Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code. I can't wait until I can get my hands on the second book!!!!
Francesca Mascari
May 17, 2015 Francesca Mascari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bello!!
Fin dalle pagine iniziali del prologo sono stata presa da un grande entusiasmo, per questo romanzo che è il risultato di un insieme di ingredienti che amo molto. Avventura, azione, colpi di scena, archeologia misteriosa e personaggi brillanti e simpatici (soprattutto i due protagonisti Nina e Chase).
Andy Mcdermott è stato in grado di scrivere una storia plausibile basandosi su quello che ad oggi viene considerato un mito dalla maggior parte di noi (ma chissà che non sia così?).
Il romanzo
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Alan
Aug 03, 2015 Alan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pulp-adventure
At times I indulge my desire to find good adventure fiction. You would think with the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark that a lot of publishers would have been jumping on the bandwagon. Well, maybe they did, but so far the search for that writer who captures the atmosphere of a good adventure movie has been about as fruitful as finding intelligent life in the universe.

This is the first volume in McDermott's Nina Wylde and Eddie Chase series, and I would have cared more if I cared about he char
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Κώστας
Η Ατλαντίδα είναι πάντα ένα ελκυστικό θέμα για δημιουργούς και αναγνώστες. Δυστυχώς όμως ο συγγραφέας το χειρίζεται με άσχημο τρόπο μην εκπληρώνοντας τις προσδοκίες μου ούτε κατ'ελάχιστο.
Αδιάκοπες ταρζανιές των κεντρικών ηρώων, με τους κακούς στα κλισέ που έχω ξανασυναντήσει άπειρες φορές στο παρελθόν και τον συγγραφέα να είναι άλλος ένας από αυτούς που λοξοκοιτούσαν το χόλυγουντ ενώ έγραφε.
"Αγκαλιάστηκαν και φιλήθηκαν", "γατζώθηκε από τους τροχούς του αεροσκάφους ενώ απογειωνόταν", "ο (καλός) π
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Nuning Indani
Jan 04, 2009 Nuning Indani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
Sesuai dengan promosinya "Melesat secepat kilat" yang ada di cover belakang buku ini, ceritanya memang tidak mengecewakan. Benar-benar melesat secepat kilat membuat aku seringkali serasa tidak bernafas saat membacanya. Yang agak mengganggu menurutku ada 2 hal. Yang pertama, tokoh 'hero' dalam buku ini seringkali lolos dari maut. Seperti kucing yang memiliki banyak nyawa. Yang kedua, bahasa di dialognya menurutku terkadang agak kurang pas. Entah karena terjemahannya atau memang aslinya yang seper ...more
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Andy McDermott was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and now lives in Bournemouth. As a journalist and magazine editor, amongst other titles he edited DVD Review and the iconoclastic film publication Hotdog. Andy is now a full-time writer.
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Other Books in the Series

Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • The Secret Of Excalibur (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #3)
  • The Covenant Of Genesis (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #4)
  • The Cult Of Osiris (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #5)
  • The Sacred Vault (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #6)
  • Empire Of Gold (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #7)
  • Temple Of The Gods (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #8)
  • The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #9)
  • Kingdom of Darkness (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #10)
  • The Revelation Code (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase, #11)

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