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Return to Atlantis

(Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase #8)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  3,446 ratings  ·  149 reviews
American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, are back for another heart-stopping, globe-spanning adventure in the latest New York Times bestselling series that “raises the bar to please adventure junkies who prefer to mainline their action” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
 
A MISSING SCRAP OF ANCIENT PARCHMENT.
THREE POLISHED PURPL
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Paperback, 481 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Bantam (first published November 8th 2011)
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Mary
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fast paced, well developed Wilde/Chase adventure. It was non-stop action from beginning to end. This installment ties in people and events from previous books but don't let that deter you from diving into this thrilling read. If you're looking for high adventure in the Indiana Jones vein you need look no further. This is it. OK, it's a bit far fetched in spots but that's half the fun. Highly recommended. ...more
Florence
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an intense, fantastic, action-oriented, thrilling mystery that is well worth the read. The plot focuses on the archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband Eddie Chase, an ex-SAS bodyguard. Together, these two characters must bring together powerful items from antiquity to form an even greater source of power. The level of action and adventure in this book is high; the characters are believable. You will feel as if you have embarked on a true adventure with Nina and Eddie. Not wanting to spo ...more
Neill
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Had just finished Pantheon when I started this and a few chapters in I decided this was already more fun than the whole of the previous book. Action sequences were great. However, what I hadn't appreciated was that the action would be relentless and totally OTT. The main characters would endure some fantastic life or death battle in EVERY CHAPTER, always seeming to escape at the last moment by the skin of the teeth. Submarine battles at the bottom of the Atlantic, escaping from a Zimbabean priso ...more
Matt Holland
Nina and Eddie take on YET ANOTHER billionaire megalomaniac. I swear to go the entire Fortune 500 must be made up of insane assholes. Very entertaining though so I can't really complain! ...more
Malini Agarwala
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, adventure
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Jordan Anderson
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
After 8 books in the series, I knew there was going to be a time when the story of Nina and Eddie began to grow stale. I mean, it's been 8 books of literally the exact same thing: ancient historical artifact, race against time, explosions and death and a fair amount of requisite stupid one-liners, but somehow, I always found myself enjoying the escapades of McDermott's characters and always found something good enough in most of the previous books to give them a decent enough rating.

Unfortunate
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Robin Carter
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-thriller
As usual this is Nina and Eddie in Action at its most dramatic,, although the plot this time has a little more edge to it than normal with Eddie on the run from all law enforcement (see book 7).
The story picks up where the previous left off building on the intrigue that surrounds the statues and what they can do and where they come from, the story loops back to the start with us looking back again to Atlantis.
(to give any more would be spoilers)

As usual you have Andy's electric pace, fun and ove
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Hal Smith
Feb 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
For implausible to work you at least have to like the characters. Folks here are Clive Cussler mannequins, on a budget. And I'm starting to wonder if there is a book that says 'Atlantis' on the title that actually does an interesting take on Atlantis. Not this one.

And what's compelling in villains with such diabolical schemes also being so hapless? Whole squads of supposed macho super-Ninjas drop like flies against one man - and they started the fight with all the guns.

If there was cleverness in
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David
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the first 7 books in the series last year and got hooked on Nina and Eddie. Well, "buggeration and f.......ery", McDermott has done it again. The book, called "Return to Atlantis" in North America, not only picks up where Empire of Gold leaves off, it also brings a number of other plot-lines to an energy-packed and thrilling conclusion. A fast-paced adventure ride from beginning to end for any and all adventure junkies. ...more
Marti
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book! I just caught sight of a blurb which says that this is the 8th in a series starring Dr. Nina Wilde and her husband, Eddie Chase. Where have I been? All kinds of action takes place in this book, including an underwater adventure in Atlantis itself, as well as being in a Japanese sky scraper when it starts to disintegrate, on a mountain in Switzerland, and the desert in Africa. Read it if you dare!
Dan Evans
Slightly disappointed with this one. Ive enjoyed the majority of the series but this huat felt a little flat.

Ive not read one for a few years so maybe im not into them anymore but i thought it a bit too obvious and there were too many last ditch escapes.

The jokes were pretty immature as well, and i think this says more about my reading style than the book, but theres no need to add the crappy jokes.
ReadsALot
I love the Eddie Chase/Nina Wilde books. I only give three stars because in too many places, the detail overwhelms and I just wish the author would get on with the story. Still, Eddie is hilarious (and apparently indestructible) and Nina is not a woman to be trifled with. Good, exciting stuff.
Julia
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic!!! Cant wait for the next one!
Gail Russell-laing
Best ever action adventure books I have read
Jeffrey Lyons
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, suspense
I read this book twice unknowingly. The first time I read it was maybe 6 years ago when it was the US edition called "Return to Atlantis."

All these Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase books are jammed with non-stop exhausting action. This one brought back several characters from earlier books and I liked that. It was sort of a sequel to the first book "The Hunt for Atlantis" but all of the previous books were referenced. I caught myself thinking, oh yeah, I remember that bit.

But Eddie and Nina escaped fr
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Darlene Foster
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Return To Atlantis, by Andy McDermott, was originally published in 2012. I started the series of Nina Wilde years ago and can't remember how far I got before I let them slip away so I've started over. I truly love this series and can't wait to get through all of them and wait on the next. Nina and her husband, Eddie Chase, are a terrific, if unexpected, power couple. Nina's the brains and Eddie's the brawn. Ex SAS Eddie is a lot like MacGyver, he can make a bomb out of a gum wrapper & fertilizer ...more
Emily Vogt
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite of the series, so far. It took me a while to pick this one up because the ending of the previous book upset me so much, but this one made up for it. I listened to the audiobook version, which I highly recommend. The narrator does a great job with the different voices which helped me keep all the characters straight, and Eddie's voice always makes me smile. The action is incredibly over the top, but enjoyable. Nina's and Eddie's relationship is perfect in this book; the second ...more
Keith Beddard
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better than I expected although still very formulaic. It finally ties up a number of loose ends from the previous books and we now discover the power of the statues and Nina's hereditary gift. Eddie finally manages to resolve his issues with his father and his ex-wife as well as former nemesis from the SAS. The level of betrayal and subterfuge gets deeper with every story and the reader needs to have read all the previous books in the series so far to understand what goes where in the scena ...more
Emiliano
Hmmm... This would have been a really good book, if not for the honestly tiresome plot repetition.
Sophia hooks up with some random billionaire bloke, betrays him and kills him, then hooks up with another bloke... honestly, it was just too predictable.
And I think even Eddie must have used up the last of his nine lives after all the incredulously 'miraculous' survival of so many close calls.

Well... At least, the whole old plot twist has seen its last days.

Still an adventure packed thriller though
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Richard Boon
Non-stop action (so much that to be honest you become numb to it after a while and it loses it's impact), and completely over the top in parts, with a somewhat weak story and a plethora of cheesy (and eventually a bit irritating) one liners - but still a good lighthearted fun and action-packed read if you're not looking for anything too serious. ...more
Benjo Dalmacio-demition
It took me a long time to finish this book due to my pregnancy and giving birth to my son. The book if full of our the same cat-and-dog chase, left and right explosions, helicopter tragedy, and the unusual archaeological madness of Nina that compromises lives. I guess, my rating for this one is a bit biased because i am book-deprived for quite sometime.
Melinda
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another action packed, fast paced, crazy shenanigans, wild ride of an addition to this series. I think I'm a little in love with Eddie...even if I can't really decide exactly what he looks like! Great stuff. ...more
Meredith
If you can go with the beyond all logic plots and megalomaniacs, it's fun. I don't find Sophia as interesting as I think I'm supposed to, but I did enjoy Larry finding himself in the middle of a world he had no idea about. ...more
Daniel
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading this book I realized it was more about how much danger Chase and Wilde can escape from than an actual Temple of the gods. Since I skip all the escape and chase scenes there wasn't much left to the book. ...more
Joanne
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an ‘exciting ‘ read - all action from the first page to the last. I haven’t read this series before so beginning at book 8 could have been a problem, but it was easy to pick up on the characters relationships and not feel out of my depth. Well written, I enjoyed the story.
Elizabeth O'Byrne
I really love stories that include archeology and action. The action is over the top though.
Ty
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a fun, but I could have done with a little less action and a little more of the adventurous story line regarding the discovery and mysteries.
Corey Baltzer
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
After the previous in the series with a continuation, I was VERY glad to see a book with an end, to multiple things!
The series keeps getting better!
Tommy
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced and fun
Paul
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it a lot
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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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Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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