Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Seen Reading

I have wanted to start a series of posts about where I see people reading and what books their nose is buried in. But with getting Paragraphs up and running I haven't had a lot of time to get out and around town so this has remained on that stack of good ideas waiting to be implemented. A month or so ago, I mentioned this brilliant suggestion to Patricia -- "IslandPrincess" to twitter and forum readers -- and today I received the first of what I hope will be many pictures showing that people still do read real books.

Ken Montgomery from Lincoln, Nebraska is enjoying the beach on South Padre Island and reading The Navigator, by Clive Cussler.
Years ago, an ancient Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad Museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second very nearly is a UN investigator who, were it not for the timely assistance of Austin and Zavala, would now be at the bottom of a watery grave.

What's so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top secret scientific project that could change the world forever.

And that's before the surprises really begin . . .

Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler's hallmarks, The Navigator is Clive's best yet.

1 comment:

Writer said...

This is a great idea. Can't wait to see more.