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Review: The Lost Island by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

September 22nd, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Series: Gideon Crew #3

Rating: ★★½☆☆

About the book:

Gideon Crew–brilliant scientist, master thief–is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon’s task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment–only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon’s life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

My Review:

This may be the first time I’ve ever given this pair of authors this low of a rating but this book just didn’t do it at all for me. As long as a book keeps my interest I accept a lot of ridiculousness and if it’s exciting I’ll go along with a lot of things that just aren’t feasible. This book in the series was sadly missing any of the things that help overcome the ridiculousness.

The premise of the mission Gideon is sent on never really grabbed me unlike the missions in the other books in the series. Then add to that the other main character, Amy, fell totally flat for me and I could care less about her made for a blah read.

The ending was pretty predictable and sadly the book never picked up so I’d have to call this one a dud.

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