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Ancients: An Event Group Thriller

David Lynn Golemon, Author . St. Martin's/Minotaur $24.95 (339p) ISBN 978-0-312-35264-6

In Golemon's so-so third Event Group thriller (after 2007's Legend ), the shadowy U.S. government organization specializing in paranormal assignments, led by military maverick Col. Jack Collins, must stop the descendants of 2,000 children who survived the sinking of Atlantis 11,000 years earlier from seizing a key that will enable them to manipulate the tectonic plates of the earth's crust. After Collins's team finds a map of the lost continent during a raid on a mansion in Katonah, N.Y., the Atlanteans retaliate by slaughtering the FBI agent working with Collins as well as Event Group members manning the storage facility where the raid's spoils were being studied. The formulaic fight scenes, betrayals and 11th-hour rescues are on a par with the implausible premise. Even the dramatic conclusion will leave many readers unaffected. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 06/23/2008
Release date: 08/01/2008
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