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Shadow of Cussler
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
Have enjoyed nearly all of Clive Cussler's books over the years, particularly the Oregon series with solid plots and clear villains. Still have many on my bookshelf. So ordered this latest novel with reasonable expectations. Unfortunately not met. The plot is oddly complicated and vague. The text is short on descriptions and far too much inane conversation. Reads like a TV drama dialogue and found myself constantly going back a few pages to figure out who was talking. Struggled with about 125 pages hoping it would get better. It did not, so gave up. Saddened to say, this is not the Cussler of old and was a waste of time and money.