Artifact

Artifact Kevin J. Anderson Janet Berliner Matthew J. Costello F. Paul Wilson
  • Title: Artifact
  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson Janet Berliner Matthew J. Costello F. Paul Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780765300638
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Artifact Kevin J. Anderson Janet Berliner Matthew J. Costello F. Paul Wilson Artifact Deep in a tomblike cavern along the ocean floor lies a secret that has remained hidden from humanity Until now An Oilstar drilling rig off the coast of Venezuela in the Dragon s Mouth channel has pier
    Deep in a tomblike cavern along the ocean floor lies a secret that has remained hidden from humanity Until now.An Oilstar drilling rig off the coast of Venezuela in the Dragon s Mouth channel has pierced an underwater cavern and brings to the surface four stones unlike anything on this earth Frik Van Alman, the tough as nails maverick head of Oilstar realizes immediaDeep in a tomblike cavern along the ocean floor lies a secret that has remained hidden from humanity Until now.An Oilstar drilling rig off the coast of Venezuela in the Dragon s Mouth channel has pierced an underwater cavern and brings to the surface four stones unlike anything on this earth Frik Van Alman, the tough as nails maverick head of Oilstar realizes immediately that they represent an extraordinary opportunity d a terrible danger His superstitious native crew, already uneasy working in the infamous waterway, refuse to dive in search of a fifth stone, and when Frik s lab chief tests them, the results confirm Frik s hunch when these four stones are connected they hint at a power source that could revolutionize the world s energy production And, Frik realizes, such a revolution would put him and all other oil companies out of business Before he can plot his next move, his lab chief Paul Trujold, fearing the greed and calculation in Frik s eyes, sends the stones to safer hands One of the stones lands in the hands of Paul s daughter, Selene Trujold, the leader of an ecological action trying to halt Frik s drilling and the damage it s causing to the Caribbean ecology Frik and Trujold meet in the lab after Paul has sent away the stones, and an accident badly burns them both, killing Paul before Frik can find out what he s done with the find Desperate to reclaim the stones and determined to find the fifth piece of the puzzle, Frik enlists the aid of the Daredevils Club, a select few risk taking thrill seekers of whom Frik is one, who meet every New Year s Eve to compare bold new stories of the past year s exploits Their members are a disparate bunch, including a doctor, Arthur Marryshow, whose greatest risk is healing those who risk their lives in political hotspots Ray Arno, a stuntman turned demolitions expert Simon Brousseau, an expert deep sea diver and Joshua Keene and Terris McKendry, a bickering best buddies tandem experienced in undercover operations requiring strength, expertise with weapons, and nerves of steel.At the next New Year s Eve meeting, Frik proposes a mission collect all five stones and return them to him Along with the rest of the daredevils is Peta Whyte, Marryshow s proteg , not officially a member, but than qualified by her role in planning and effecting Arthur s escape from prison on her native Grenada sixteen years before, when she was but sixteen She attends in Arthur s place, for he s been killed, victim of a terrorist bombing just blocks from their Times Square rendezvous The Daredevils embark on an adventure that takes them along the coast of Venezuela, from stealth jungle raids to deep sea dives, from the haunts of Latin American power brokers to the camp of eco terrorists A fast paced, thrill a minute hunt challenges the loyalties of the daredevils, as they become pawns in a deadly game of deceit and betrayal After all the adrenaline rushes and spilt blood, the remaining members of the Daredevils Club gather once again on the following New Year s Eve, this time in Las Vegas, for one final confrontation, as Frik slips the five stones into place as the unthinkable is created.
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    About Kevin J. Anderson Janet Berliner Matthew J. Costello F. Paul Wilson


    1. Yes, I have a lot of books, and if this is your first visit to my author page, it can be a little overwhelming If you are new to my work, let me recommend a few titles as good places to start I love my Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I series, humorous horror mysteries, which begin with DEATH WARMED OVER My steampunk fantasy adventures, CLOCKWORK ANGELS and CLOCKWORK LIVES, written with Neil Peart, legendary drummer from Rush, are two of my very favorite novels ever And my magnum opus, the science fiction epic The Saga of Seven Suns, begins with HIDDEN EMPIRE After you ve tried those, I hope you ll check out some of my other series.I have written spin off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E and The X Files, and is the co author of the Dune prequels His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award nominated Assemblers of Infinity He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Predator titles also for Dark Horse , and X Files titles for Topps.I serve as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest.My wife is author Rebecca Moesta They currently reside near Monument, Colorado.


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    1. I would have to say this book was not bad Unfortunately, the best part of it, for which I kept reading despite lack of interest, was in the last two pages Now, I am interested and want to read further, because the book finally went where I had expected it to go much earlier As it was, the book, while decently written and with a generous amount of action, was just a prelude to the last two pages Oh well I would recommend it, but if you have anything else on your shelf you have the least interest [...]

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    2. The so called Daredevils Club in this book was dull and boring, much like the story itself The plot centered around acquiring the mysterious stone artifacts almost kept things moving, but nothing of any real import happened until the final pages of the book despite the action that did take place The characters themselves were memorable and somewhat interesting, but their actions were uninspiring It is interesting to note that four different authors collaborating on Artifact and that you couldn t [...]

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    3. None of the characters grabbed me much I mostly kept reading to find out what the artifact did, and then got disappointed at the end with that resolution Not to mention that halfway into the book all the way until the climax started up, the chapters were loads of filler, random details of everyday lives and actions, with a tiny hook of plot happening in the last page or two For a good quarter of the book It got really boring.

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    4. An okay book The beginning was overly machoistic it is set in Latin America and the entire book fails the Bechtel Wallace test The idea of the artifact kept me interested enough in the book the keep reading, so I was utterly disappointed in the ending no spoilers but it was very anti climatic It made the entire reading seem like a big waste of time.

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    5. While the premise of the story had potential, I didn t like the way the book was written I thought it was disjointed The last few pages of the book were the best part.

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    6. Pretty dreadful extra terrestrial thriller, Cardboard characters, implausible situations stuff that s just not correct.

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    7. my book only has 308 pages, not 320.

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    8. I got about half way through this before I put it down out if disinterest Nothing much happens, it s fairly dull and bland.

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    9. Great story about some mysterious stones that lie deep in the ocean, and the race to connect them Some great characters, and it s hard to tell it was written by four people.

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