I must admit I haven’t read the proceeding requisite series of books, and you do so realising there has been a lot of character development and change of circumstance. How to keep up the pace, devise new plots, keep it a page turner, McDermott manages to succeed but it feels like it is getting more challenging the longer the series continues.
The story is that Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase have matured, settled into domestic middle class life (much like the latter incarnations of Indiana Jones), they now have a three year old daughter (Macy), but they get drawn into the hunt for the Midas Cave, the usual place where gold and unimaginable riches lay waiting to be rediscovered.
Warning, this is a thick book, good for reading a few pages before you go to sleep at night, so you new your literary fried is waiting for you when you ‘hit the hay.’ It’s a roller coaster of a read, there are plenty of exciting bits, some drawn out reads, more exciting bits. If you love Atlantis and Treasure hunts, you won’t be disappointed. In fact you might just go back and read some of the past novels in the series. Great for relatives looking for Christmas gifts!
Not sure I liked the introduction of the child into the story. It didn’t really add much to the story line other to reinforce the fact that Nina and Eddie were parents. It wasn’t the humanizing element I think the author intended and if the two never get back to another Atlantis story because they are looking after Macy, that’s an acceptable ending!
Overall it’s another good book, great for summer reading by the pool, by the beach or in bed after a long day struggling with your own “Macys.”