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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 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 descendant of the man who was the inspiration for the captain of a vessel known to the world as Nautilus. Legend comes to life in the form of Leviathan, the most advanced undersea vessel in history. She will stop at nothing to save the seas and to render justice to humankind for a world that has long been dying, a world Leviathan plans to alter forever, unless the Event Group can stop her!


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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 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 descendant of the man who was the inspiration for the captain of a vessel known to the world as Nautilus. Legend comes to life in the form of Leviathan, the most advanced undersea vessel in history. She will stop at nothing to save the seas and to render justice to humankind for a world that has long been dying, a world Leviathan plans to alter forever, unless the Event Group can stop her!

30 review for Leviathan

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tim The Enchanter

    Posted to The Literary Lawyer.ca The Series is Solidly Back on Track - 5 Stars This is one of the best Action Adventure books I have read in quite some time. Maybe it isn't really a 5 star read to you, but for me there was so much to love about the story that it gets 5 stars for enjoyment alone. Plot Outline The Event Group finds itself under attack by an unknown assailant. This group has infiltrated their ranks and uses this to both destroy several vaults in their facility and abduct multiple Posted to The Literary Lawyer.ca The Series is Solidly Back on Track - 5 Stars This is one of the best Action Adventure books I have read in quite some time. Maybe it isn't really a 5 star read to you, but for me there was so much to love about the story that it gets 5 stars for enjoyment alone. Plot Outline The Event Group finds itself under attack by an unknown assailant. This group has infiltrated their ranks and uses this to both destroy several vaults in their facility and abduct multiple high ranking individuals in the organization. All that is known about the organization is that they possess superior technology and they have a very advanced submarine right out of a Jules Verne novel. This group is attempting to close the worlds commercial waterways as pollution is killing a majority of sea life. These are not the run of the mill "eco-terrorists" and they will stop at nothing to reach their goals. The Good 20,000 Leagues of Awesome The author take a page out of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In fact, in early flashback scenes, Jules Verne makes a guest appearance. The submarine itself is fashioned on descriptions from the Jules Verne story. My bias for this story stems from my childhood fascination the with the movie 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (The 1954 version with Kirk Douglas). Fans of both the film and the original Jules Verne novel will appreciate the homage to the classic tale. Beside the fact that I loved the story, the oceans are the greatest and largest unmapped and substantially unexplored areas of our planet. We know so little about what is really lurking in its depths. Stories that explore the seas and expose "mysteries" of the oceans have always fascinated me. Living Up to my Expectations I have had high hopes for this series since the very first novel. This series has a good balance between the action and adventure you might expect from James Rollins, Matthew Reilly or Steve Berry but it tosses in some light sci-fi elements. The science fiction elements never overwhelm the story but provide a great second layer. In my earlier reviews of the series, I complained about the author's writing style. The series has improved and at this point I have no complaints about the ebb and flow of the story. The cast of characters, while large, is clear. The prose is clean and the plot makes sense. This series is a great example of improvement as the series progresses. Can it Stand Alone Yes. There are reoccurring characters in the series but their positions are generally explained. There is an issue that is held over from the previous novel but it is explained. While knowledge of the previous novels does provide background information, you could read this one without the others and you could enjoy it. Final Thoughts This novels provides some great deep sea adventure with some science fiction elements. Like most novels in this genre, the characters are not especially deep or developed but the plot and creative elements of the story are what propel it. In my opinion, this installment stands up to any Rollins, Reilly or Berry novel out there. Scale 1 - Lowest 5 - Highest Sex - 1.5 There is a bare minimum of sexual content. There is small amount of chaste kissing and one or two suggestive comments. The content is appropriate for all ages. Language - 2.5 Occasional use of adult language. It tends to be mild. Violence - 2.5 While there is some violence, it is "war-like" violence in this installment. Warships and submarines are shot down. While there is a loss of life, it is not graphic. There are a few killings but they are not graphic.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Wilson

    4.5 Stars Am liking this series more and more as it goes on. Just find the combination of thriller, suspense, military action, history, and science to be a joy to read/listen too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    David Elkin

    Another great tale by Mr. Golemon. It has been a while since I read it but his tale again works against historical backdrops and pulse thundering adventure. Certainly a potboiler but it is a helluva fun novel to read. He has not disappointed in his series. Started reading Primeval now.

  4. 4 out of 5

    R.K. King

    This was a much more thrilling installment compared to the previous book, both in terms of plot as well as usage of the Legend in question this time around. And what was in this book's back pocket of legend and myth? Book 1 - Event - Dealt with Roswell/Aliens/Area 51 Book 2 - Legend - Aztec gods/demons/the underworld Book 3 - Ancients - Atlantis And now book 4 - Leviathan - across usage of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea/Nemo/Nautilus, as well as bringing in a very different take on one o This was a much more thrilling installment compared to the previous book, both in terms of plot as well as usage of the Legend in question this time around. And what was in this book's back pocket of legend and myth? Book 1 - Event - Dealt with Roswell/Aliens/Area 51 Book 2 - Legend - Aztec gods/demons/the underworld Book 3 - Ancients - Atlantis And now book 4 - Leviathan - across usage of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea/Nemo/Nautilus, as well as bringing in a very different take on one of the oldest legends of all. More on that in a minute. Book 3, Ancients, had a lot of slump in it. Despite the extraordinary tools it had at its disposal, literally Atlantis itself, very little actually happened in regards to the mythology around it. They barely even visited it. This book jumps full in with the mythology it's using this time around. If you arent at all familiar with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or of Jules Verne in general, then the concept in this book may be at a loss for you. I'm not sure. I am familiar with the source material, and enjoyed it. That much I do know. In addition, there is the introduction of another legend in this story. A certain cryptid of ancient myth and lore that has been spoken of since man first took to the seas. I was a little concerned at first when I realized what was being brought in to the story. I thought i'd get real hoaky real fast. I'm glad I was proven wrong. Golemon has an interesting take on this particular legendary creature, and I enjoyed the spin he took with it. I also look forward to the further exploits of Col Farbeau in future book lol. Join the RK King readers' list for an exclusive FREE short story, plus inside info, musings, promos and more: RK King Writes

  5. 4 out of 5

    Verywierd

    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. ------------------------------------------------------- WARNING - SPOILERS!! ------------------------------------------------------- Wor 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. ------------------------------------------------------- WARNING - SPOILERS!! ------------------------------------------------------- Worse still, are the many technical errors that display extremely poor levels of research and even general knowledge. For example : "the fool has slit his own throat." - A cut on the forehead and blood running down the face will not be mistaken for a cut throat. "started striking the flint against the stone wall" - You strike flint against steel or at least rock containing iron pyrites. Banging the flint against the wall will do nothing. "and saw the seal of England--the head of the lion and the three crowns of Richard I" - The escutcheon if Richard I the Lionheart was initially one or two lions, and then changed to three lions passant guardant. "HMS Warlord, a 175-foot battle cruiser of Her Majesty's Royal Navy" - Battlecruisers did not exist until the 20th century. "The massive thirty-two-pound rifled cannon ... the most powerful guns in the British fleet" - The Royal Navy used breech loading rifled Armstrong guns during that period and there were no 32 pounders. The most powerful rifled cannon in service was a 110 pounder. The constant tucking of pistols into waistbands by professional soldiers is unrealistic and irritating. The Ingram submachine gun was a commercial failure and production ceased in 1986. It is unlikely that a super secret High Tech organisation such as the Event Group would use it. The constant reference to special forces soldiers wearing clothing made of Nomex IIIa is absurd. Nomex is fire resistant fabric used by fire fighters and tank crews who might be caught in flames. It has no particular advantage for a normal soldier or superspy. "Then they could tell by the centrifugal forces being applied that the speed of the great ship increased to unheard-of velocity." - A submarine travelling and accelerating in a straight line would not display centrifugal force. Simple errors of this kind that could be prevented by simply checking Wikipedia are intolerable, not to mention such things as the Leviathan going around deliberately ramming other submarines instead of firing torpedoes or other weapons.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dee Haddrill

    Originally read 5 Aug 2011; listened to via Audible 1 March 2015; listened to via Audible 11 October 2017 "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 ins Originally read 5 Aug 2011; listened to via Audible 1 March 2015; listened to via Audible 11 October 2017 "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 was the inspiration for the captain of a vessel known to the world as Nautilus. Legend comes to life in the form of Leviathan, the most advanced undersea vessel in history. She will stop at nothing to save the seas and to render justice to humankind for a world that has long been dying, a world Leviathan plans to alter forever, unless the Event Group can stop her!" - Goodreads My thoughts - Fan-freaking-tastic!!! This series just gets better and better. I've read reviews of this series where people complain that there is no character development. I disagree - most of the main characters we have come to know and love over the past three books and the last thing you want is to rehash the same old information all the time. I think it's important that these books are read in order, mostly for the characters and their relationships and how they grow. The opening scene at Nellis AirForce base would be nowhere near as heart-wrenching if you weren't already invested in the characters and their lives. Again, Jack and Sarah's relationship continues to develop and their reunion scene (while short) brought tears to my eyes and I found myself waiting impatiently for it to happen! Can't wait for the next one!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jordanel

    I came across this book purely by accident. For a very random discovery I thoroughly enjoyed it. The idea of a super-advanced vessel appearing and decimating humanities most advanced warships, for the sake of saving the oceans, is pretty awesome. I should mention this probably isn't for everyone as there are a few more technical concepts explained about naval science that some may find a little unnecessary. This information however is written in with such tact that you get a true sense of what's I came across this book purely by accident. For a very random discovery I thoroughly enjoyed it. The idea of a super-advanced vessel appearing and decimating humanities most advanced warships, for the sake of saving the oceans, is pretty awesome. I should mention this probably isn't for everyone as there are a few more technical concepts explained about naval science that some may find a little unnecessary. This information however is written in with such tact that you get a true sense of what's happening. To say fans of the X-files and verne etc. would enjoy this is a very accurate claim. Overall this was a very good read for me and one I would recommend for anyone who is into military technology with a touch of science fiction. I found myself wanting to keep reading to learn more about the behemoth know as Leviathan.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

    Before I begin, I must note that this is the first book I have read by Mr. Golemon as well as the first in the Event Group series. As such, I had no knowledge of the events or the relationships of the characters in the previous books and therefore had some difficulty figuring out those relationships while reading this book. Mr. Golemon does make note of certain preceding events in this book, but it took me awhile to truly get into the gist of the work. The opening "historical chapter," while desi Before I begin, I must note that this is the first book I have read by Mr. Golemon as well as the first in the Event Group series. As such, I had no knowledge of the events or the relationships of the characters in the previous books and therefore had some difficulty figuring out those relationships while reading this book. Mr. Golemon does make note of certain preceding events in this book, but it took me awhile to truly get into the gist of the work. The opening "historical chapter," while designed to give some context as well as to foreshadow future events, seemed a bit too exaggerated and long for my tastes. The plot however was well constructed for military thrillers with a bit of a supernatural twist thrown in to explain why the vessel, Leviathan and her crew are doing what they are doing. There were times where I felt like the plot was being rushed or where it seemed like certain characters were being killed off too quickly. I did enjoy the take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Count of Monte Cristo. Overall, I give it 4/5 stars for the above reasons, but give it a try and maybe you might like it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Edward H. Busse, III

    NO SPOILERS!! A well paced, well written story in a similar vein as Captain Nemo. The story goes back several hundred years and develops into relaying the events of a secret organization and it's efforts to save the oceans from pollution, species extinction, etc., etc.. The Event Group pieces are similar and just as engaging as previous Golemon novels. The secret organization is described in good enough detail that you can easily place them and follow their individual and group stories. As with NO SPOILERS!! A well paced, well written story in a similar vein as Captain Nemo. The story goes back several hundred years and develops into relaying the events of a secret organization and it's efforts to save the oceans from pollution, species extinction, etc., etc.. The Event Group pieces are similar and just as engaging as previous Golemon novels. The secret organization is described in good enough detail that you can easily place them and follow their individual and group stories. As with most novels of this genre, suspending disbelief is critical to enjoying this story but most/all of the science, technology, etc. is readily believable. BOTTOM LINE: this is a good book with a well written story...you should read it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Coyne

    Really more of a 3.5 stars. so far this is been my least favorite out of the series as it took me more than halfway into really get into the book and enjoy it. However once I got that far in I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of it as I have the other books in the series. I can't wait to read the next one! Really more of a 3.5 stars. so far this is been my least favorite out of the series as it took me more than halfway into really get into the book and enjoy it. However once I got that far in I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of it as I have the other books in the series. I can't wait to read the next one!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    This was my first Event Group Book so if you haven't read the rest you have to start at the beginning of the series or you will be lost.With that, the story is amazing and such a great idea.What a story teller. This was my first Event Group Book so if you haven't read the rest you have to start at the beginning of the series or you will be lost.With that, the story is amazing and such a great idea.What a story teller.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bobbie

    Wow, what possibilities for thriller fans and sci-fi and well. Colonel Collins is very believable as are the supporting characters created by this author. Another book to keep you reading all night long. Strongly recommend because of all the twists and turns.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Larry

    Took longer to read due to move, etc. Stories seem to be more far fetched each book, but it is enjoyable to read. Book is more complex than the obvious plot, which adds to the enjoyment. Will read the next book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Fernando

    Loved it! I am completly addicted to the Event Group books and the fourth book in a series that just keeps getting better is a blast.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Logan Weatherly

    Very good book. Very interesting how 2 separate classic novels are woven into this story.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Corey Baltzer

    Slightly different than the other books in the series, but always a great story!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Janice Riley

    Page-turner. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  18. 4 out of 5

    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 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 warehouse, climate controlled vaults, and labelled, catalogued, etc. The Event Groups raison d'etre is to follow historical trends, and objects and see how events and things influenced history - to try and learn from it, good or bad. They study the past to help the future. Warehoue 13 thrown in. In this one, the Event Group's headquarters is somehow infiltrated, and the top leaders are kidnapped, and two vaults are blown up. And the computer storage records on those vaults is missing. Left behind is a skeleton staff trying to recreate what those objects were, to better understand why the kidnappers came. The story starts out with a man in a famous prison, Chateau d'If, where he is languishing because he refuses to give the upstart Napolean his plans for batteries and a submarine that would help him win the war. He escapes, helped in part by a pod of dolphins, and what he calls"angels of the sea." He eventually ends up in Norway, where the treasure he found on his escape has helped him to finance his further research. After he is killed to try and steal his a special artifact he has, his son continues to find a way to finish his work, and thus the Leviathan is born - a mighty submarine, built around the time of the Civil War, but 100 years ahead of it's time, to be used for peace, and helping the world's oceans. Knowledge of the sub disappears after the civil war, but something is out there in the seas now, sending out unknown weapons that can disintegrate a whole battleship in seconds. And then demands are made that oil shipping be stopped, and travel on the sea restricted to civilians. They want to preserve and protect the ocean life, much of which is dying, as well as a certain new element. Led by a fanatical woman, and a faithful crew, the story continues with the Event group working from outside and inside the sub to stop the attack, and find out the mysteries and discoveries of this vessel. Great, ripping yarn as they used to say. Fun, lots of references to books, people, etc. I always enjoy the books in the series, and this as no exception.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mark Easter

    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 w 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 was the inspiration for the captain of a vessel known to the world as Nautilus. Legend comes to life in the form of Leviathan, the most advanced undersea vessel in history. She will stop at nothing to save the seas and to render justice to humankind for a world that has long been dying, a world Leviathan plans to alter forever, unless the Event Group can stop her! ** From Publishers Weekly Fans of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea will enjoy Golemon's recasting of the Jules Verne novel, his fourth Event Group thriller (after Ancients). A prologue set in 1802 at an isolated French prison evokes another well-known classic, The Count of Monte Cristo, then the action leaps forward by increments until it reaches the present day. The U.S. president calls in the Event Group after a mysterious undersea vessel, the Leviathan, begins terrorizing the seas, sinking ships and subs alike. Those aboard the Leviathan threaten nuclear destruction if the land dwellers don't stop their abuse of the ocean. A traitor enables the terrorists to infiltrate the Event Group's headquarters and take its leadership hostage. Once Event Group operatives manage to board the Leviathan, the plot echoes its inspiration even more closely. While Golemon adds his own closing twist, the story line's overall lack of originality makes this less interesting than the series' first and strongest entry, Event. (Aug.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review Praise for *Leviathan: “The fourth adventure of the Event Group continues the tradition of mixing history with page-turning suspense…Fans of Clive Cussler, Verne, X-Files, and military tactical thrillers will find much to enjoy in this increasingly clever series.” --Booklist *

  20. 5 out of 5

    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, 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, is inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, with Golemon recasting Verne's characters and taking what was Verne's Nautilus forward through time, now as the Leviathan. The series is all about escapism and entertainment - science fiction mixed in to an action/adventure novel. Leviathan is a much stronger book in the Events Group series than the previous novel, Ancients. I felt that the plot and action were more carefully conceived and planned out. While you still need to read the series in order to know and have a deeper understanding of all the characters, Golemon did do some added character development this time around, adding a little depth to several of his recurring characters. All in all this was a strong addition to the Events Group series. Highly Recommended; http://shetreadssoftly.blogspot.com/

  21. 4 out of 5

    William

    David Golemon's series about an ultra-secret government agency tasked with discovering the truth behind the world's greatest mysterious phenomenon and thwarting the worst of the world's villains, is very similar to James Rollins' Sigma Force novels. So if you are a fan of one but not yet the other, may I suggest you check it out. I really enjoyed the end of this novel as the confusing threads of the story started to finally come together and make sense. Although, for the life of me, I will never David Golemon's series about an ultra-secret government agency tasked with discovering the truth behind the world's greatest mysterious phenomenon and thwarting the worst of the world's villains, is very similar to James Rollins' Sigma Force novels. So if you are a fan of one but not yet the other, may I suggest you check it out. I really enjoyed the end of this novel as the confusing threads of the story started to finally come together and make sense. Although, for the life of me, I will never understand a villain's logic to allow the good guys to live to see their wicked plans come to fruition because that only gives them time to stop you. Anyway, the action in the last 100 pages is electrifying and I flew through this final fourth of the novel in record time. But, as I said, getting there sometimes felt cheesy and confusing. The whole idea of kidnapping the good guys so that your maniacal plans have an audience is a definite no-no if you wish to succeed, but that is exactly what the baddies do. Now, it is somewhat explained (the supernatural part of the story), but it still seems contrived. The action, however, makes up for the villain's poor judgement as you never really know who is going to survive the final pages of the piece.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    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 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 story to one's memory for life. This novel deals with everything from a submarine with technology that far surpasses anything any nation presently owns, the book "The Count of Monte Cristo," Jules Verne, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," mermaids, Abraham Lincoln, and so much more. See, he pulls things from all over the place. And somehow he makes it all make sense and work for the reader. I will continue to read his novels because I've grown to like all of the characters immensely and I am always curious to see what farfetched adventure they will find themselves in next. Surely, that's a sign of a good writer, as this is my 3rd or 4th Golemon book I have read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Hmm, 3 or 4 stars? It's a tough call. On the positive side, the story was fairly entertaining although it was totally over the top. To say it was implausible is the understatement of the year but then I don't read books like this for realism. I read them for their entertainment value and I must say I was entertained. Also, this book was a damn sight better written and edited than the first three which were rife with clunky sentence structure, typos and a total lack of editing. This book had a fe Hmm, 3 or 4 stars? It's a tough call. On the positive side, the story was fairly entertaining although it was totally over the top. To say it was implausible is the understatement of the year but then I don't read books like this for realism. I read them for their entertainment value and I must say I was entertained. Also, this book was a damn sight better written and edited than the first three which were rife with clunky sentence structure, typos and a total lack of editing. This book had a few noticible errors the editor missed but overall it was a lot better than the three that came before. In the negative column a lot of the science related to submarines was seriously lacking. Pumping air out of the ballast tanks to surface? Really? Anyone who's seen even one or two old WW II submarine movies knows that. And did I mention the story was totally over the top? OK, 4 stars because it was entertaining and better edited than the author's first three but I'm knocking off half a star for the extreme implausibility of the storyline. Finally, I will be reading the next book in the series. Can you say "guilty pleasure"?

  24. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    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 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 improved the overall quality of the novel. It made the whole book a much more fun to read. And my very favorite character, Henri (who is such a likable villain!) returned here, as well, which only added to my fondness for the book. Unfortunately, the book still displayed typos and some issues with the timeline and general continuity problems, so while this was not enough to redeem the whole series completely, I suppose that I will continue to keep an eye out for what happens next in these Event Group thrillers.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    This book felt like Ancients part 2, or at least it feels like that if if you do what i did: Go straight to present day and leave the history part (at the very beginning of every book) to read for last. I loved it! There was not a lot of room for team work between nations and their military forces and most of all the action was centered in the fantastic four as i call them: Jack (hottest hero ever for a girl like me) and his men Everett, Ryan and Mendenhall. Of course we had a lot of people invol This book felt like Ancients part 2, or at least it feels like that if if you do what i did: Go straight to present day and leave the history part (at the very beginning of every book) to read for last. I loved it! There was not a lot of room for team work between nations and their military forces and most of all the action was centered in the fantastic four as i call them: Jack (hottest hero ever for a girl like me) and his men Everett, Ryan and Mendenhall. Of course we had a lot of people involved but i feel like this book was more focused on character development and raw U.S army power! Would be a great movie this one. I loved the leviathan (view spoiler)[So sorry that Alex and The Leviathan died, i really liked her and the ship (hide spoiler)] and how Golemon focuses on other books and stuff of legend. I think it represents his idea that every legend and myth has a basis in reality, which is one of my favorite things of this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Norma Dunphy

    An interesting concept, using the possibility of undiscovered intelligent life in the sea, a genius family, and a super-submarine inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea to create a scenario where the creatures of the sea declare war against the creatures on land. OK, maybe that's a bit of an over-dramatic explanation, but that's the essence of the story. There's plenty of intrigue and action and lots of stuff getting blown up. This author definitely likes to blow stuff up and have hig An interesting concept, using the possibility of undiscovered intelligent life in the sea, a genius family, and a super-submarine inspired by Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea to create a scenario where the creatures of the sea declare war against the creatures on land. OK, maybe that's a bit of an over-dramatic explanation, but that's the essence of the story. There's plenty of intrigue and action and lots of stuff getting blown up. This author definitely likes to blow stuff up and have high death tolls. This one isn't as extreme as the last, but if this keeps up there won't be anyone left populating his fictional world after a few more books. Still, it's a fun book and the imagined technological advances are interesting. I won't comment on how realistic or scientific it might actually be. It's a story, after all, and sometimes you have to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the story.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Saba N Taylor

    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 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 definitely please with the ending. What I did NOT like about it: the over use of the word "hell" and the phrase, "what the hell happened/going on." I can understand if it was characteristic of one character, but ALL the characters? I actually would have given it 3.5 but they don't allow for half stars.

  28. 4 out of 5

    B.

    Still going through my re-read of the series, and this one feels as though it's on firm footing, even still. The social issues are still relevant (sadly enough), and the story really picked back up. All in all, this one was one of the quicker reads in the series, and the action just doesn't stop. It was just as compulsive to re-read as it was to read the first time. Still going through my re-read of the series, and this one feels as though it's on firm footing, even still. The social issues are still relevant (sadly enough), and the story really picked back up. All in all, this one was one of the quicker reads in the series, and the action just doesn't stop. It was just as compulsive to re-read as it was to read the first time.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alycia

    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 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 with Event and work your way to this one (this is the fourth book) otherwise you will be completely LOST as to who the people are and why some people are traitors and have weedled their way into your hearts anyways.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Emjay

    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 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 government agency that stores artifacts from the past and tries to keep history from repeating tragic events in the future. The beginning ties in with the plot line and the story has something for everyone - lots of action, suspense, humor and romance. A great read!

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