Clive Cussler can be hit or miss. Sometimes it seems to be very gripping and other times (like this story), it is a matter of convenience that the main characters always seem to avoid a scrap without any problems. It just seems far too easy for them. It lacks a level of believability that keeps it from being a true 5 star book.
Starts a bit slow, but picks up and becomes a great tale of good vs. evil