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Leviathan (Event Group Adventure #4)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,286 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
The ships of the world are under attack, attacks so sudden and vicious that many ships are lost without a single distress call. The navies of the world start a frenzied search, but even these ships disappear without a trace. Enter the Event Group, the most secret organization in U.S. history. Armed with proof that history is repeating itself, the Group finds themselves in ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published August 4th 2009)
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Tim The Enchanter
Posted to The Literary Lawyer.ca

The Series is Solidly Back on Track - 5 Stars

This is one of the best Action Adventure books I have read in quite some time. Maybe it isn't really a 5 star read to you, but for me there was so much to love about the story that it gets 5 stars for enjoyment alone.

Plot Outline

The Event Group finds itself under attack by an unknown assailant. This group has infiltrated their ranks and uses this to both destroy several vaults in their facility and abduct multiple
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David Elkin
Another great tale by Mr. Golemon. It has been a while since I read it but his tale again works against historical backdrops and pulse thundering adventure. Certainly a potboiler but it is a helluva fun novel to read. He has not disappointed in his series. Started reading Primeval now.
Verywierd
Jul 29, 2013 Verywierd rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of the author's preceding novels before Leviathan, but finally gave up half-way through this book.

First of all, let me say I liked the concept, linking the Count of Monte Christo to 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, but ....

There are the usual grammatical errors, missing words, and sometimes unintelligible sentences, which make the book painful to read.

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WARNING - SPOILERS!!
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Jordanel
Jul 31, 2015 Jordanel rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I came across this book purely by accident. For a very random discovery I thoroughly enjoyed it. The idea of a super-advanced vessel appearing and decimating humanities most advanced warships, for the sake of saving the oceans, is pretty awesome. I should mention this probably isn't for everyone as there are a few more technical concepts explained about naval science that some may find a little unnecessary. This information however is written in with such tact that you get a true sense of what's ...more
Norma Dunphy
An interesting concept, using the possibility of undiscovered intelligent life in the sea, a genius family, and a super-submarine inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea to create a scenario where the creatures of the sea declare war against the creatures on land. OK, maybe that's a bit of an over-dramatic explanation, but that's the essence of the story.

There's plenty of intrigue and action and lots of stuff getting blown up. This author definitely likes to blow stuff up and have hig
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Kyle White
Having read the previous books in the series I was starting drift of the series but this one finally did it for me. While there is lots of action, and dubious science that I can forgive (I don't read this type of book to educate myself!), what got to me was the way every time one of the "heros" suggested something, all the experts in this organisation - which was set up to investigate myths/fantasies/aliens etc - were constantly just shooting them down with "Impossible", "fantasy", "myth" despit ...more
Ron
Event Group novels combine elements of Clive Cussler's Fargo adventures with Simon Green's style of over the top narrative with a top secret government agency as found in Dale Brown's novels. Leviathan involves the most recent iteration of sea attacks as postulated by Jules Verne in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You have military versus secret agency versus unknown terrorists all fighting it out for control of the sea. Add in a treasure hunting archeologist and you get the mess of this book. Som ...more
William
David Golemon's series about an ultra-secret government agency tasked with discovering the truth behind the world's greatest mysterious phenomenon and thwarting the worst of the world's villains, is very similar to James Rollins' Sigma Force novels. So if you are a fan of one but not yet the other, may I suggest you check it out.
I really enjoyed the end of this novel as the confusing threads of the story started to finally come together and make sense. Although, for the life of me, I will never
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Mark Easter
Aug 01, 2015 Mark Easter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The ships of the world are under attack, attacks so sudden and vicious that many ships are lost without a single distress call. The navies of the world start a frenzied search, but even these ships disappear without a trace.

Enter the Event Group, the most secret organization in U.S. history. Armed with proof that history is repeating itself, the Group finds themselves in the grasp of an insane genius straight out of the pages of Jules Verne. They are up against the descendent of the man who w

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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Leviathan by David L. Golemon is the fourth novel in his Events Group series. After a prologue set back in time which touches on several historical events, we are in the present day and the ships of the world are under attack. The Event Group has been pulled into the fray and must find the answers to stop the conflict.

This time Golemon has taken his inspiration from literature. In the prologue, The Count of Monte Cristo inspires the setting in a French Prison in 1802. Most of the novel, however,
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Kristin Lundgren
Really good Vernesque classic romp. The Event group, as this is one of ther adventures, is a super black ops project, deep in a well concealed location in the Nellis Air Force Base. Down about 50-100 stories are levels for administration, research, a super computer that beats all super computers, and levels upon levels of vaults, large and small, that hold the treasures of the world, and the oddities of science, collected by the group. Think of the last scene in Indiana Jones, but instead of a w ...more
Dee Haddrill
"The ships of the world are under attack, attacks so sudden and vicious that many ships are lost without a single distress call. The navies of the world start a frenzied search, but even these ships disappear without a trace.

Enter the Event Group, the most secret organization in U.S. history. Armed with proof that history is repeating itself, the Group finds themselves in the grasp of an insane genius straight out of the pages of Jules Verne. They are up against the descendent of the man who wa
...more
Josh
Jun 12, 2013 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Golemon fans
David Lynn Golemon's book are always hard for me to categorize. Are they a thriller? Science Fiction? Horror? I always struggle with this because of the wide variety of elements he brings to his stories. Truthfully, his books are bit of all three. This one being no different. I enjoyed it for the summer read that it is. It's like a summer popcorn movie - see it once and move on to the next, having spent an enjoyable amount of time in the company of the characters, but not fully committing the st ...more
Victoria
Just when I was ready to give up on this series altogether, Golemon managed to write the best book yet in the series! As the title suggests, Golemon set this one more in the ocean - which has always been one of my favorite settings. And while this one wasn’t really about any mysterious sea creatures, it was less filled with military-jargon than the other books. This book also marked the first stages (finally) of showing some actual character development amongst the “good guys” which really impro ...more
Naomi
This book felt like Ancients part 2, or at least it feels like that if if you do what i did: Go straight to present day and leave the history part (at the very beginning of every book) to read for last. I loved it!

There was not a lot of room for team work between nations and their military forces and most of all the action was centered in the fantastic four as i call them: Jack (hottest hero ever for a girl like me) and his men Everett, Ryan and Mendenhall. Of course we had a lot of people invol
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Tymothy
Aug 06, 2015 Tymothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one - more-so than any of the previous volumes in the series. The editing was much-improved, both the protagonists and antagonists were great, and the entire story was engaging to the point of having difficulty putting it down. If you enjoy the X-Files, Clive Cussler, Jules Verne and Seaquest, you will probably like this one, too. The only down side I saw was that it is necessary to read the previous three books before this one.
Teacher 007.5
It was a good read but not the best read. It started off very interesting with the prologue but then it got a little slow and confusing despite a lot of things/action was happening. At one point I did not know who was who or who was doing what. But after a couple chapters it started to become a little more interesting and the plot became clear to me. There were some pretty cool twists and revelations through out and at the end which made getting through some of the slow sections worth it. I was ...more
Emjay
Dec 10, 2013 Emjay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoy this author - I've read some of his books in the Event group series. As a reader I'm drawn to the characters and look forward to seeing how the story lines play out. As soon as I'm done with one in the series; I start the next one. I started in late August and have read Event, Legend, Ancients, Leviathan, Primeval and am half way through Legacy. The books start slow and deals with past events (hang in there), it then brings you to the present and deals with a top secret US governme ...more
Alycia
Sep 05, 2009 Alycia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This book was fantastic. It truly does make you wonder what isn't being shown to us "ordinary" citizens that aren't part of a secret military group. The fact that it takes place underwater for the most part is truly amazing. Lately that is what I have been reading about anyways. The Meg series, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea again, and this one....

It makes me want to be able to explore the depths of the ocean.


I will not spoil the book, but don't start his Event Group Thrillers with this book, start
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John Kottman
May 09, 2016 John Kottman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bon Voyage Event Group, or is it?

Characters coming back to life, non stop adventure a very good book in the adventure series. I can't wait to read the next one.
Arthur
Sep 25, 2011 Arthur rated it did not like it
None of the characters are distinguishable from one another. Except the one guy who keeps being referred to as black. There's also an old senator who I can't help but think is Ted Kennedy for some reason, but that might just be me. But other than that, some of the royalties from this could have been better invested in hiring an editor, because for the last 100 pages or so, when everything happens, I have no idea whats going on. Key details are missing, and the setting jumps so often I dont know ...more
Michael
As with the preceding books, a very good idea starts to get lost in the written in stone reactions of each character. I did like the new take on Captain Nemo, and the ship's capabilities were really fun to imagine in full use, with more than just the one massive vessel in my opinion a more interesting option......But yet again it's the pretty little put upon victims of the evil human race that is used to put us in our greedy planet devouring places. The formula becomes more obvious as the books ...more
Sarah
Jan 11, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the books in this series although I wish I wouldn't have taken such a long break between the last one and this one. I kept confusing some of the characters as a result.

This novel is just as imaginative as the others, this time roping in already known figures such as Jules Verne and we'll known stories such as The Count of Monte Cristo.

As always I love the commraderie of the Event Group team and the quick thinking of its members. It's also funto learn more about the objects stored in m
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Rusty
May 10, 2014 Rusty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr Golemon picked up the pace again. Twists & turns- a thrill ride.
Andreas Kuerzdoerfer
Nice read for a vacation on the beach
Isabel
Apr 18, 2016 Isabel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
No me ha convencido. Esperaba más de este libro. No ha logrado mantener mi atención ni tampoco he podido dejar de pensar en Julio Verne.
Kenneth Bennett
Liked it.
Brian
Mar 17, 2011 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From beginning to end, the book did a great job of getting and holding my attention. I was initially concerned that this would be an updated retelling of Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"; however, this was not the case. If you enjoyed the first three books in the Event Group Thrillers, you will not be disappointed with this addition. I would recommend that someone new to the series start with the first book, "Event", as it may be difficult to follow the characters otherwise.
Robert Carlberg
Aug 18, 2013 Robert Carlberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read. I started reading with his first book Event. This one used the tales of The Count of Monte Cristo and 20,000 Leagues Below the Sea to come up with something cool. Mr. Golemon created something really cool with the Event Group. Using some of our myths he has created some great stories. This one was no different, at least for me. Granted I believe he used it for a talk about what we are doing to our seas, but it really didn't intrude on my enjoyment of the book.
Amber
Aug 19, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just adore the Event Group series. Golemon strikes a great balance of intellect, humor, action, and sci-fi, these books are really great fun to read. However, I strongly suggest reading them in order, they truly build one upon the other, and I believe that if one were to jump in out of order, one may find the characters shallow, or flat. -At the very least it may be difficult to understand their motivations. Any fan of Verne would find Leviathan a quite clever read.
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David L. Golemon is the author of the Event Group Thrillers, including Event, Ancients, Leviathan and Primeval. Legend, the second book in the series, was nominated for a RITA award for paranormal fiction. Golemon learned an early love of reading from his father, who told him that the written word, unlike other forms, allows readers to use their own minds, the greatest special effects machines of ...more
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  • Legend (Event Group Thriller #2)
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  • Legacy (Event Group Thriller #6)
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