Sacred Stone: Oregon Files #2
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 05 October 2006
- Thriller and Suspense
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What a fast-paced page-turner. It's starting out in Greenland in a earlier time. Back in our time the plot is taking the reader from Greenland to Scotland further down to England and finally to the Arabian Peninsula. The corporation team needs all twist and angle to solve the requested problems but it wouldn't be a real Cussler when his protagonists wouldn't be able to rescue the world.
I gave <I>Golden Buddha</i>, the first book in this series, a fairly good review. Unfortunately, I cannot do the same for <I>Sacred Stone</i>. Everything that was enjoyable about <I>Golden Buddha</i> was absent. Instead, the book reads more like a logistics textbook, with the main characters placing their subordinates around like a chess match. In fact, many of the action sequences in the book are simply glossed over so that the others can return to the tedium of logistics (let's put this helicopter over there, and this boat here...). If the next book in the series (if there is one) is not a significant improvement, then the series is dead. <I>Note: The next book in the series was co-written with Jack Du Brul (an author whose books I've really enjoyed) instead of Craig Dirgo.</i>
This is one of the worst books I've ever read. I don't say that lightly. There are plenty of books which I've abandoned because I didn't get on with them, because they aren't the sort of books I like, or because I didn't connect with the characters.The reason I say this book is so bad is because the plotting is so lazy. More than once the author uses the device, "little did he know that..." in order to introduce a plot point so the rest of the book makes sense.
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