The event group looks for bigfoot, an atomic bomb and a descendant of the Czar of Russia. Oh, yes, and their is a side story about a terrorist plot designed to win Quebec independence from Canada. As with his other stories, it's sort of a Clive Cussler story on steroids. Unfortunately, Cussler's stories already strain imagination. Going even further is going too far. Frankly, the story has so many elements that strain credibility that I finally lost interest in what was happening. Better if Golemon went back to alien invaders.
Primeval by David L. Golemon is the fifth book in his Event Group Series. There is a lot of back story to set up for this one. It begins in 20,000 BCE with people and creatures crossing the Bering Strait land bridge. Then jumps to Russia in 1918 where Tsar Nicholas has a plan in place to save some of his children, Anastasia and Alexei. Then the action is back east of Glacier Bay, Alaska. Next it's 1962 and Operation Solar Flare has begun. Finally, before the present day, it's 1968 and the novel follows a group of grad students following the Stikine River in Canada.
Finally we are all up to date. In the present day someone is after a treasure connected with the Romanov dynasty. Jack's sister Lynn has been taken captive by the murderous thugs and it's time for the Event Group to step in, figure out what is really going on, and save the day. Even though this all sounds complicated, Golemon moves us pretty quickly through the back story to the present and then the action takes...
Okay, so the book itself; I like it. I'm a huge fan of the Event Group, and not much could be done to persuade my opinion otherwise. The storyline is solid, and plot is great, and the suspense is wonderful. My only complaint for this novel is the fair amount of technical errors that I feel could have been avoided with simple research. As stated in another review, the location errors such as airport names, simple Google search, same with myth origins. Landing in the L.A. River? That's stretching it, but a good book is nothing without some good imagination, so I'll go with it. The thing that got to me most was the blinding errors with it came to weaponry. I'm a gun nut, not going to lie, and in the military, so when I saw these errors, it felt like I was getting smacked and it took some of the fun out of the story. Example; what is a .306? Does the author mean .30-06? And second, I know of no bullet in existence that are 5.62mm, as he claims the M16s fire. M16s fire 5.56mm...
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