Leviathan: An Event Group Thriller
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Leviathan: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Adventure #4)

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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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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
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,...more
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
Jun 12, 2013 Josh rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.


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
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
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
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...more
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
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
Mr Golemon picked up the pace again. Twists & turns- a thrill ride.
Andreas Kuerzdoerfer
Nice read for a vacation on the beach
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....more
Robert Carlberg
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.
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.
Randy Evans
Leviathan: An Event Group Thriller is the fourth in the series and they just get better with each one.
James Young
I LOVE this series. I would enjoy a movie series or a television series about this......hint,hint this one has started slowly for me due to personal circumstances, but am getting drawn in!

I finished this book and was to say the least, surprised at the turns this book took. I was a fan of the remix on an older, but wonderful tale. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. The characters are becoming so developed, to my taste.
Tom Clancy + X-Files + The Abyss.
a light summer read; the author has finally learned to keep some information from his readers to create a mystery (his earlier books laid all the cards on the table for the readers, inducing many horror movie-style "no don't go in there!" moments). there were fewer spelling and grammatical errors in this book than the previous books in the series, but still enough to be noticeable.
Just started 96 pages in. The history of the agressors is set out for the reader and you can understand their hatred for the US and the oil indutry.
The question is, is their captive Major Collins or not?
A sad ending with the Leviathan and her remaining crew sinking below the waves to their death.
Col Ferbeau escapes however with part of the treasure.
Picked this one off the library shelf. Some stuff didn't make sense since it's book 4 in series. No language, no sex. Pretty rare in adventure books. No gruesome stuff either. I'm going to look up more by this author. The story is rather like 20k leagues under the sea, with a little count of Monte cristo thrown in.
This is a pretty good take on the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne story. It's modernized and set for the EVENT Group. The take on the story is very interesting. It also brings in the P.T. Barnum mermaid. This book reads well, and is very fun. A good piece of escapist fiction.
An excellent yarn, good old versus evil stuff, with the legend of the nautilus thrown ion for free, a wonderful tale to lose yourself in. 007 on a grander scale.
Suspend your belief and be swallowed by the tale, as world domination prevails and a brave few fight for the human race.
Decent action with a little sci-fi. Little character growth and painfully predictable a number of times. I have not read any other Event Group books, doing so probably would have helped. The action scenes are interesting but overall the story line is a little cheesy.
Fast and furious read. I picked this one up, not realizing it was the 4th in a series, so I was a bit confused. It eventually cleared up, but I definitely want to go back and get the first 3 books. Loved all the twists and turns involved.
There's probably a reason why Golemon's books aren't bloody movies yet. Because they'd require insanely high budgets to produce and would probably bomb hard just like John Carter.
A thriller that was fun to read and hard to put down. I read it on a recent trip. Hollywood-ish characters and ending were spoilers for me, hence the two rating.
Golemon's thrillers are fun, but his writing is lacking... I hate dealing with random perspective changes and shifts between the views of different characters.
A modern version of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Another very good Event Group thriller. I have enjoyed all of these books, but this one was my favorite so far.
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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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