I actually like adventure books like those written by Clive Cussler. However, this book used plots from other books rather than an original one. The fact that the authors made the point several times that the story seemed like a B movie plot or referenced a particular B movie (that I won't mention which one here as it is a spoiler) made me think that these authors didn't care what we thought of the book after we bought it. I only finished it because I thought it would get better--it didn't. I gave it two stars rather than one because it might be okay for someone unfamiliar with the book and movie on which this book's plot is based. For myself, I think I'll stick to the much better Pendergast series from these authors.