Du Brul writes excellent adventures, as this one was full of action from start to finish. For me, this had an Indiana Jones feel - one of my favorite movie characters. I hope Du Brul's book sales are absolutely fantastic because not only will I not read another book of his and I actually would have if not for his politicizing the book , I'm making it my mission to tell as many people as I can about his reprehensible views. Just so we're clean, global warming is a farce, and only the sissy environmentalists would have you believe otherwise. The two powerhouses of the world are depicted in the series as fighting to overcome each other as the lone powerful nation of the world. Philip Mercer's reason for helping is not so selfish - his best friend is being held hostage ensuring his cooperation. Mining engineer Philip Mercer is in the war-torn Central African Republic searching for precious metal.
Both are nearly killed by rebels before escaping. They now believe that a cataclysm is about to occur and they are determined to see that it happens. The Russian forces also deploy a rogue submarine in the waters around the mineral rich island in order to claim it as its own. . I have missed this character but the wait was definitely worth it! However, everything changed when Du Brul eventually relocated to Vermont. Maybe DuBrul is fishing for a position.
He has written seven Phillip Mercer books in the series, beginning with. This is another well-crafted story, with plenty of descriptions and action. Either way, I could not stomach the poor writing, misogynistic attitudes, self-promoting writing anymore and shut the book. As a pilot and engineer myself I very much enjoy DuBrul's plot lines with his imaginative science and healthy dose of aiplanes. .
. The Silent Sea is a gripping, white- knuckle ride of a novel, and is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best. . Would it take to much to think through and make a plausible source for illicit weapons? Traveling the world on these jobs, Mercer often finds himself in trouble spots for the simple fact that the greater the chance of riches beneath the earth, the greater the number of people fighting over it. Philip Mercer is fantastic to read. The plots of all the novels of the series show a techno-thriller setting and show the helpful nature of Dr.
While Mercer always seems to sort things out, sometimes he ends up in serious situations where his life can be on the line. You'd think the bad guys after killing so many would want to have a stealthier profile in Ohio and not draw attention to themselves. From the trip deep down into the mines to his travels all over the world. He is, in fact, one of the best mining engineers and consultants in the world and it is that profession that takes him all over the globe. A world-wide conflagration awaits as Philip Mercer becomes involved with an ancient and reclusive order of Himalayan monks. Currently, the series is ongoing as author Jack Du Brul is working on the plot of the latest novel of the series, which he is going to publish very soon in the coming days. I am dissapointed that he is writing the Clive Cussler series only from the standpoint that I really, really liked this character.
Currently, Jack Du Brul resides in Vermont, a region that he was brought up in. He isn't believable and DuBrul's own writing makes Mercer come off as an arrogant prick. First off, it appears that Du Brul doesn't believe in climate change. And it is during those explorations that Mercer stumbles into trouble. I never once lost interest.
He currently lives in Virginia. Philip Mercer is stuck as a geologist, who is supposed to have shady contacts in all the important places. Mercer has to figure out what it was to find the killers, but they seem to be able to stay one step ahead of him. This book is well-written, has a lot of surprises, and keeps the reader on edge, with just The Lightning Stones is full of action, suspense, a lot of killing, a little romance, and has an imaginative take on Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Trying to imagine the switchbacks in Minnesota. I would definitely read more stories with Philip mercer as the lead character! Aggie is introduced as an environmentalist by the author Jack Du Brul. Philip Mercer is a geologist.
With his trademark combination of intellectual swagger, riveting action, and cutting-edge science, internationally bestselling author Jack Du Brul has crafted a superbly entertaining novel that will thrill his fans. Jack Du Brul writes messages similar to Clive Cussler, in restrospect I some times have difficulty in remembering which characters are involved in which plots. I've heard of the Mesabi Range but. Other than Mercer's bedroom companions, I have lit I really like the Philip Mercer books. The latest novel, , was a bestseller. Why I wanted to read it.
I think the character of Mercer is great and nice that he's not a retired agent or Archeologist but a plain old Geologist a subject that you learn bits about as you read through the series of books , this one takes us baround the world from Canada to Area 51, the middle of the Pacific, Santorini, Tibet and ending up in a volcano in the Canaries. Ignoring the fact that he uses outdated facts and long-debunked theories, it's just poor writing and immediately breaks the flow of the story. Decades later, the discovery of that secret is about to threaten the world once more…. If it hadn't been for th I gave this book a lower than average rating because it's written with such a strong patriarchal viewpoint that it almost upset me a little. Bad guys have just massacred some academics in a mine in Minnesota.
Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. I have enjoyed the Cussler books but am glad to see a Phillip Mercer book. And even though, I loved it and was instantly hooked, I would suggest reading from the beginning. I only have one more to read in the series but do hope Jack will return to the Mercer books one day and continue he saga. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.